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FSU goes global with head football coach search

Posted: 12:19 PM, Nov 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-05 12:19:35-05
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State University says it has hired DHR International, a global executive search firm, to help with the search for the Seminoles’ next head football coach.

Florida State University Director of Athletics David Coburn announced Tuesday that the firm will help them nail down a candidate.

We are confident that DHR will be a valuable partner in assisting us with identifying the candidates who best match our priorities for a head coach,” said Coburn. “Glenn (Sugiyama) is a highly-respected professional in the industry who will spearhead the effort for DHR. He shares our expectation that we will attract the coach to lead our program back among the nation’s elite.”

On Monday night, ABC 27 Sports Director Alison Posey reported that Bob Stoops is a top candidate. She made that report citing information from a coach who is connected to a Florida State recruit along with information she received from an employee within the FSU athletics department.

Scoops coached at Oklahoma from 1999 to 2016.

He retired from coaching in 2017 and is currently the head coach and general manager of the Renegades XFL.