Florida State is hiring David Johnson from Tennessee to coach running backs, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported on Friday morning.
Tennessee wrapped up its season in the Tax Slayer Bowl in Jacksonville on Thursday, a 23-22 win over Indiana.
Johnson has coached at Tennessee the last two years, beginning as receivers coach before taking over the running backs in 2019. He was on Mike Norvell’s staff at Memphis in 2016-17 as receivers coach.
FSU has not formally announced the hire but this would complete Norvell’s on-field assistant coaching staff:
Kenny Dillingham – Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks
Adam Fuller – Defensive coordinator
John Papuchis – Special teams coordinator / defensive ends coach
Odell Haggins – Associate head coach / Defensive tackles coach
Chris Marve – Linebackers coach / defensive run game coordinator
TJ Rushing – Defensive backs coach
Chris Thomsen – Tight ends coach / deputy head coach
Alex Atkins – Offensive line coach
Ron Dugans – Receivers coach
David Johnson – Running backs coach