FSU’s new head coach finds himself in some elite company as a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award:
Eddie Robinson Coach of Year Award finalists: Ryan Day, OhioState; Eli Drinkwitz, App State; Sonny Dykes, SMU; P.J. Fleck, Minnesota; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Mike Norvell, Memphis; Ed Orgeron, LSU; Matt Rhule, Baylor— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 10, 2019
& Dabo Swinney, Clemson.
Norvell kept it classy, penning a letter to the Tiger’s faithful thanking them for his time in Memphis. One thing of note for FSU fans in the letter is that Norvell will not coach Memphis in the Cotton Bowl.
Keeping with the theme of possible staff, Norvell’s former offensive line coach Ryan Silverfield, who is a target for FSU, is gaining popularity to fill Memphis’ head coaching vacancy:
Ryan Silverfield's candidacy at #Memphis for getting the head coaching job gaining traction. He has all the support from current team, recruiting class & former players. No one has entered the portal, no decommits. He's also turned down other jobs every year to stay there.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 10, 2019
Not only was Florida State the best team throughout the 90’s, they put up the highest win percentage of any team, in any decade, ever:
Best team by decade in CFB history (by Win %)— Brooks Carter (@BrooksACarter) December 9, 2019
10s: Bama (123-15, 89.1)
00s: Boise St (112-17, 86.8)
90s: FSU (109-13, 89.3)
80s: Neb (103-20, 83.7)
70s: Bama (103-16-1, 85.8)
60s: Bama (90-16-4, 81.8)
50s: OU (93-10-2, 88.5)
40s: ND (82-9-6, 84.5)
30s: Bama (79-11-5, 83.1)
The FSU defense will no longer have to worry about BC’s AJ Dillion with the All-ACC back entering the NFL Draft:
Norvell has wasted no time hitting the recruiting trail and stopped by for a visit with former Seminole and current Miami Killian head coach Derrick Gibson:
New Day New Way only at the K I would like to thank coach Norvell for stoping by today go Noles pic.twitter.com/gvgfo8uZ2i— Coach Gibson (@CoachDgip) December 10, 2019
FSU Football aren’t the only ones on the trail as FSU Hoops plans to send assistants to watch 2021 5-star PG Kennedy Chander, who plans to visit the ’Noles in February:
Hey, the new TN hoops podcast now available on Apple.
The new Tomahawk Nation podcast has finally been approved by Apple. Just search 'Tomahawk Nation' wherever you get your podcasts to subscribe. Enjoy!— Basketball School (@MichaelRogner) December 10, 2019