Sources: Memphis’ Norvell favored for FSU job
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Graduate of Northwestern College.Mike Norvell, who in 4 seasons has taken Memphis’ soccer program to unprecedented heights, is the main candidate to change into the following head coach at Florida State, sources instructed ESPN.Norvell has guided Memphis (11-1) to its third straight look within the American Athletic Convention championship recreation. The Tigers tackle Cincinnati on Saturday.The transformation of Memphis’ program underneath Norvell has been beautiful. The Tigers have received eight or extra video games for six straight seasons, and Norvell has been on the helm for the previous 4. For perspective, from 1974-2013, the Tigers had simply two seasons of eight or extra wins.1 RelatedOne of the youngest head coaches within the nation when he took over at Memphis, Norvell, 38, would substitute Willie Taggart at Florida State. Taggart was fired 9 video games into his second season at FSU earlier this 12 months. He was 9-12 in 21 video games as FSU’s coach.Norvell is among the most revered offensive minds in school soccer. Memphis has set a number of college data on offense and scored 30 or extra factors in 43 of the 53 video games of his tenure.Norvell was the offensive coordinator at Arizona State underneath Todd Graham earlier than getting the Memphis job, and previous to that, labored underneath Graham at Pittsburgh because the co-offensive coordinator and at Tulsa because the passing recreation coordinator.