It’s official — Kenny Dillingham has been hired as FSU’s next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach:
New Florida State football head coach Mike Norvell isn’t wasting any time. About a day after being officially introduced as the Seminoles’ new HC, he’s reportedly made a decision as to his offensive coordinator.
According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports, Norvell has tapped Auburn OC Kenny Dillingham to head to Tallahassee. Dillingham ran the Tigers offense under Gus Malzahn this season, but before that, he’d been with Norvell at both Arizona State and then Memphis.
It’s important to note that Malzahn, not Dillingham, called plays at Auburn, and that same setup should be in play in Tallahassee as well, with Norvell calling plays (just like he did when Dillingham was his OC at Memphis). This would mean current OC Kendal Briles’ exit, and presumably that of OL coach Randy Clements, too.
But if Memphis does indeed hire Barry Odom as its next head coach, that means they won’t be retaining interim HC and OL coach Ryan Silverfield— and that could facilitate Silverfield’s move to FSU to coach the offensive line.