FSU hires search firm

Florida State has hired DHR International, a global executive search firm, to assist in helping find the next football coach.

“We are confident that DHR will be a valuable partner in assisting us with identifying the
candidates who best match our priorities for a head coach,” FSU athletics director David Coburn said in a statement provided to the Osceola.

“Glenn (Sugiyama) is a highly-respected professional in the industry who will spearhead
the effort for DHR. He shares our expectation that we will attract the coach to lead our program back among the nation’s elite.”

Among the potential candidates for FSU include Kentucky coach Mark Stoops, UCF coach Josh Heupel and Iowa State coach Matt Campbell.

Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has reportedly said he is not interested in the FSU job, according to multiple media reports. Bob Stoops is set to be the coach of the XFL’s Dallas franchise in the spring of 2020.

P.J. Fleck reportedly is in discussions on an extension to stay at Minnesota.

It should be noted that Mark Stoops’ buyout at Kentucky is $1.75 million. Heupel’s buyout is $10 million. Campbell’s buyout is unknown.

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  1. Mike J. Reply

    P.J. Fleck was wide receivers coach with Tampa Bay under Schiano. All the Bucs loved him–players, coaches, staff, fans. Very upbeat and active, running routes with the wide-outs and yelling encouragement. He has done a fine job as a college head coach. Looks like Minnesoat will keep him, however.

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