We’ve been saying it for a while now: following the departure of Jimbo Fisher, Charles Kelly’s days as Florida State’s defensive coordinator were numbered (he was probably gone, regardless). And per a recent tweet from Warchant, the end of the Seminoles’ season will, in fact, mean the end of Kelly’s tenure at FSU.
According to the tweet, Kelly is said to have another job lined up and will be announcing it in the near future. Kelly has drawn ample criticism since taking over as DC in 2014, and the writing was on the wall when Willie Taggart was hired as the new head coach at Florida State, as the latter is assembling his own staff. Of course, Kelly was also FSU’s defensive backs coach.
Kelly certainly went out with a bang, as the FSU defense dominated in the Seminoles’ Independence Bowl victory over Southern Miss, allowing the Golden Eagles just 260 total yards.