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FSU: Fisher meets with Johnson, no offer made
We reported on Wednesday that Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher was meeting with ex-UCLA and San Francisco 49er offensive coordinator Mike Johnson about the FSU quarterbacks coach opening.
Johnson left Tallahassee without a job offer, and Fisher is apparently meeting with another candidate today. This would be a break Fisher’s usual protocol of meeting with one candidate before making a hire.
One name that has been linked to the job is USC quarterbacks coach Tee Martin. Randy Sanders, Martin’s quarterback coach during his playing days at Tennessee, is now running backs coach at FSU.
Florida State may have difficulty making Martin a competitive financial offer, however. USC is a private school and does not release details of assistant coach salaries, but Martin is rumored to make in the $300,000 range.
Martin turned down an opportunity to join Butch Jones‘ staff at his alma mater in January.
Former Florida State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach James Coley left for Miami in January. He will serve as play caller on Al Golden’s staff, something that Fisher was not ready to turn over to Coley at FSU.
Fisher has not decided whether the new quarterbacks coach will also carry the offensive coordinator title, according to a source.