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FSU football standout Nate Andrews returns as grad assistant, among other new hires

FSU football standout Nate Andrews returns as grad assistant, among other new hires
Posted at 12:26 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 19:01:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State has hired Nate Andrews and Sabbath Joseph to its football staff and promoted Cooper Williams, head coach Mike Norvell announced Friday.

Andrews, who helped FSU win a national title in 2013 and advance to the first College Football Playoff in 2014, will work as a graduate assistant on defense. He returns to Tallahassee after three seasons as a graduate assistant at Tennessee.

Joseph will serve as a defense analyst for the Seminoles. The former University of South Florida standout linebacker was linebackers coach at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens last season after a seven-year stint coaching at Miami Central High School.

Williams was a two-year letterman on the offensive line at Memphis and will be a graduate assistant on offense. He was a student assistant for the Tigers in 2017 and moved into an analyst role for Norvell in 2018 and 2019. Williams, a native of Memphis, served as an offensive assistant last season on Norvell’s first staff at FSU.

Mike Norvell had high praises for the new staff that was announced Friday.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to have Nate, Sabbath and Cooper in these roles on our staff,” Norvell said. “Each of them brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience that will benefit our student-athletes and staff. Nate won a national championship here and understands what it takes to reach the highest levels of success. Sabbath’s resume as a player and coach at one of the top programs in Miami is unmatched, and his passion is going to be fantastic for our program. Cooper has been with us every year that I’ve been a head coach and I’m looking forward to the positive impact he will have in his new role.”
Mike Norvell

The next time the Seminoles will take the field will be for the annual Garnet and Gold Spring Game on April 10 in Doak Campbell Stadium.

The 2021 football season opens at home versus the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sept. 5.