First-year head coach Jimbo
Fisher didn't waste any time assembling a dynamic coaching staff, which
includes five newcomers and a completely overhauled infrastructure. The
newcomers include: Associate Head Coach Eddie Gran (special teams
coordinator/running backs); Defensive Coordinator Mark Stoops (secondary);
Assistant Head Coach/Defense Greg Hudson (linebackers); Recruiting Coordinator
Dameyune Craig (quarterbacks) and Defensive Ends Coach D.J. Eliot. They bring a
combined 80 years of coaching experience and 34 bowl appearances to the table
and join returning assistants James Coley (offensive coordinator), Rick
Trickett (assistant head coach/offensive line), Lawrence Dawsey (passing game
coordinator/receivers) and Odell Haggins (defensive line).
Fisher also hired head
strength & conditioning coach Vic Viloria, whose football-dedicated staff
totals eight and includes nutritional and speed specialists. FSU has also added
a dedicated mental conditioning coach to the program.