Barnett is a Michigan State alumnus, and had a seven-year NFL career as a safety with the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, and Minnesota Vikings.
On Wednesday, Dan Wolken reported that Florida State had been in discussions with Barnett about taking over the defense under Willie Taggart. Now, according to Bruce Feldman, it is a done deal.
According to USA Today, he made $452,570 at Michigan State last fall, while his Florida State counterpart Charles Kelly made $858,000. In total, Jimbo Fisher’s assistant coaches made $4,691,000, while Michigan State’s made a total of $3,529,120.