From analyst to assistant coach.
Jim Leavitt has been elevated to a full-time assistant coach, interim head coach Odell Haggins announced on Tuesday. It’s not immediately clear what role Leavitt will have, if he will coach a specific position group.
Leavitt is able to take an on-field role for the final three games of the regular season after coach Willie Taggart was dismissed on Sunday. The NCAA allows teams to have 11 coaches, including the head coach.
In mid-September, Leavitt was hired by FSU as an analyst. He is under contract at $80,000 until Aug. 2020.
FSU also has two more analysts in George Henshaw (offense) and Stanford Samuels Jr. (defense).