FSU officials name Mike Norvell as head coach, AD confirms 6-year deal

Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell poses with his wife Maria and daughter Mila after a press conference Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. Norvell is Florida State's new coach, taking over a Seminoles program that has struggled while he was helping to build Memphis into a Group of Five power. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) - Florida State University has officially announced former Memphis head coach Mike Norvell as the 11th full-time head football coach, according to a press release from the university.

"I’m humbled and honored for the opportunity to be the head coach at Florida State University, one of the iconic brands in college football," Norvell says. "I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running, putting together a great signing class, a tremendous coaching staff and joining arms with our current and former players to help elevate our football program each and every day.”

Norvell was introduced in a press conference Sunday afternoon.

Athletic Director David Coburn confirmed to WCTV that Norvell will sign a six-year deal with the program. Additionally, Coburn says interim head coach and longtime assistant Odell Haggins will stay with the program.