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The Daily Nole — March 5, 2019: David Kelly Denied Waiver to Move Off-Field

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It’s Tuesday, Florida State fans. As your week chugs along, keep it here for the latest in FSU athletics. The news and notes section of this post will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

Florida State football began spring practice on Monday and among the full-time on-field coaching personnel will again be David Kelly, according to head coach Willie Taggart.

As reported multiple places, the NCAA denied FSU’s waiver request to move Kelly from an on-field to an off-field role. The rule was reportedly put in place in 2016 to prevent programs from making hires to reward coaches for being able to lure recruits to certain programs.

Kelly previously worked with Taggart on staffs at South Florida and Oregon and FSU was hopeful that would be evidence enough to land the waiver. Kelly will hold the role of recruiting coordinator after working as wide receivers coach last season — a role that now belongs to alum Ron Dugans.

With Kelly being counted toward the on-field assistants, the Seminoles are likely done making staff moves. New faces this season include Dugans, offensive coordinator Kendal Briles and offensive line coach Randy Clements. Mark Snyder will move from defensive ends to special teams while Odell Haggins, the most tenured member of the staff, will coach the entire defensive line instead of just tackles.

Between the Lines

FSU softball defeated UCF on Monday night, 9-3. FSU men’s golf continued the Cabo Collegiate at Querencia.

On the Agenda

FSU men’s golf wraps up the Querencia Cabo Collegiate on Tuesday. FSU hoops hosts Virginia Tech in a top-15 match-up at 7 p.m. EST on ESPNU.

News and Notes

FSU lefty Antonio Velez is scheduled to make his first career start Wednesday against North Florida.

FSU hoops is a 3-point favorite against Virginia Tech.

FSU’s early enrollees were given jersey numbers.

FSU hoops defeated Virginia Tech on Tuesday night in overtime, 73-64, to clinch a double-bye in the ACC Tournament.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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