Memphis' Mike Norvell Reportedly Favored to Take Over as Florida State Head Coach

Mike Norvell
Mike Norvell coaches for Memphis | Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

After a lengthy, rudderless period, the Seminoles are zeroing in on their search for a new head coach, and it seems like they've found their top target.

According to Adam Rittenberg, Florida State has tabbed Memphis head coach Mike Norvell as their top choice to fill their coaching vacancy following Willie Taggart's firing.

Norvell has done quite a good job serving as the Memphis Tigers' head coach over the past few years. This year, he seems to have reached his peak, leading them to an impressive 11-1 record and their third straight AAC championship game.

Though he's gone 0-3 in bowl games, there's no denying that he knows how to field a winning football team. At the very least, the Seminoles would be getting a coach with a track record of staying competitive.

And, in all honesty, anything would be an improvement over the aforementioned Taggart. It would be truly astonishing if Norvell managed to underwhelm as much as he did.

Norvell may soon be making the jump to a program looking to get back on the map, so his performance in Saturday's conference championship game will certainly be watched closely.