Bob Stoops was once rumored and was at the top of the FSU wish list. Then there was Brian Kelly and James Franklin.
Money will definitely be a factor in who the next head coach of the Seminoles is. The school still owes Taggart roughly $18 million.According to the Tallahassee Democrat, school president John Thrasher asked donors to support “Seminole Boosters, Inc.” in order to find the best situation possible.
Dan Wolken of USA Today addressed the position FSU is in in a column that addressed head coaching situations at several schools.
“Assuming the price tag on Penn State's James Franklin or Iowa State’s Matt Campbell is too high, Memphis’ Mike Norvell makes a lot of sense as the top coaching prospect in the Group of Five. But is that the kind of hire that would ignite Florida State’s fan base? Does Indiana’s Tom Allen move the needle? Odell Haggins, the current interim head coach who has been on staff at Florida State since 1994, is the ultimate fallback option.”
As far as Campbell goes, last December, he signed a six-year,$22.5 million contract extension that would tie him to Iowa State through 2024.Franklin is under contract at Penn State through 2023. He will make $6.25 million in the final season of that deal.