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Florida State football, recruiting news: The fallout from Walt Bell’s departure

Who will Willie Taggart choose to coordinate the Seminole offense in 2019?

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The biggest story of Monday’s news cycle was Walt Bell leaving Florida State to become the head coach at UMass. In addition to coverage by team-specific sites, the story was also picked up by national media outlets like ESPN and CBS Sports.

Noles247 put together a hot board of potential candidates to replace Bell as the new offensive coordinator for the Seminoles.

Bruce Feldman reports that one of those names is off the board.

Bell had a message for everyone at his former school on the way out.

We begin our postseason positional review series by starting with the tight ends. Every position group will be covered in the coming days.

Urban Meyer will not be the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2019.

OSU has picked offensive coordinator Ryan Day to take his place.


One of the main ramifications of Bell’s departure is how it effects the recruitment of 2019 FSU QB commit Sam Howell. The Charlotte Observer spoke with Howell about where he is at in his decision-making process.

Head coach Willie Taggart and other members of the staff paid a visit to Tribe19 LB Kalen DeLoach on Tuesday.

2019 JUCO offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort will be visiting Tallahassee in January.

Telfort, a former 4-star prospect from the 2017 class, was enrolled in the University of Florida before transferring out after being linked to a credit card fraud scandal.

Other Sports:

The No. 11 FSU men’s basketball team picked up a win against Troy on Monday night.

Tomahawk Nation’s own Michael Rogner goes Inside the Box Score from that game here.

We also provide a full Baseline Breakdown of the victory.

Where are the ’Noles in the latest Bracketology projections? What are their odds to win a National Championship?

The team’s next matchup will be against the UConn Huskies this Saturday at 6:30 pm as a part of the Never Forget Tribute Classic. The game will be played at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ and broadcast on ESPN2.

FSU women’s basketball plays away against Mercer tonight at 7:00 pm. The game can be found on ESPN+.

Florida State volleyball’s Payton Caffrey was named the East Region Player of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.


The Bills released Kelvin Benjamin on Tuesday.