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FSU adds two assistants to Fisher’s staff

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After losing a handful of assistants to other schools over the past month or so, Jimbo Fisher continues to fill those slots on his coaching staff.

The latest Fisher hires, Florida State announced Tuesday, are Billy Napier and Randy Sanders.  The former will serve as tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator, while the latter will coach running backs.

Additionally, offensive coordinator James Coley has added the title of quarterbacks coach.

Sanders had served as Kentucky’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2009.  Napier was at Colorado State last season, serving as the Rams’ assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach.  He was also Clemson’s coordinator in 2009-10.

“We’re very excited to welcome Randy on board,” said Fisher in a statement. “I’ve known him for a very long time. He’s been one of the best coaches in the country for a while now. He’s a tremendous running backs coach and also brings coordinator experience. He’s a great recruiter and a great person and will be a tremendous addition to our staff.

“Billy is one of the bright young coaches in the game. He’s coached some excellent tight ends. He’s a big time recruiter who also has some coordinator experience. He has great understanding of the big picture of the game. We’re very excited to have him on staff as well.”

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4 Responses to “FSU adds two assistants to Fisher’s staff”
  1. tlmoon2112 says: Jan 15, 2013 3:07 PM

    “I’m very excited to have 2 new people hole the towels up while I call plays on the sidelines”

  2. scalpemseminoles says: Jan 15, 2013 3:27 PM

    fisher for the love of god give up play calling

  3. mcjon22 says: Jan 15, 2013 9:39 PM

    It’s not Fisher it was EJ! Ponder made that offense hum. So did Mat Flynn at LSU and Jarmarcus ‘purple Drank’ Russell.

  4. jagsnoles904 says: Jan 16, 2013 7:29 AM

    Was it not Fisher who decided to run Chris Thompson into the ground instead of playing wilder jr or Freeman in the ncsu game? We need a real OC, I think Jimbo is a great recruiter and a good coach but it’s time to hand the offense over to a real coordinator. I agree that ej didn’t have a high football iq but we were a terrible 2nd half team offensively with the exception of the Clemson game. Look at the last 3 games: we couldn’t get anything going in the uf game and we should have destroyed a gt and niu team that didn’t deserve to be on the same field as us. The team was too talented to be getting shut out in the 2nd halves vs ncsu and gt.

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