The past two offseasons have at situations been tumultuous for the Florida State football system, nonetheless this past 7 days delivered the Seminoles with two key additions to the offensive aspect of the ball. 

Florida State declared the employing of Randy Clements previous Thursday. Clements, 52, will provide as the team’s new offensive-line mentor, filling the void remaining by Greg Frey who was allow go by head mentor Willie Taggart.

For Clements, coaching high-powered, rapidly-paced offenses is nothing at all new. The Texas indigenous previously served as offensive line mentor and co-offensive coordinator at Baylor for eight years (2008-2016) prior to a one particular calendar year stint at Houston (2018-2019). 

Following Taggart employed Kendal Briles as offensive coordinator in January, Clements was an noticeable candidate to guide the offensive line. Clements coached alongside Briles at both Baylor and Houston. The two have seemingly followed each individual other close to from work to work. Clements’ experience with Briles will be a welcome signal of chemistry in the coaching personnel for the Seminoles. 

Willie Taggart talked about Clements’ coaching keep track of history in a press release. 

“Randy Clements has a extraordinary resume crammed with quantifiable benefits coaching offensive linemen,” Taggart reported. “He has tested to be a thriving teacher and appreciates precisely how we want to function in this offense.”

In 2018, the coaching duo of Clements and Briles led Houston with an spectacular working assault, position 22nd in yards-for each-have and 29th in rushing touchdowns. Houston’s passing video game was just as spectacular, position 16th in total passing offense on the calendar year. 

Amid other news, Florida State’s quarterback home received a important addition on Saturday, as the Seminoles at last landed a a great deal desired quarterback in twin-danger Western Michigan transfer, Wyatt Rector. As of appropriate now, Rector will be a chosen wander-on when he enrolls in May possibly, but this standing could improve pending approval of his NCAA hardship waiver which would grant him rapid eligibility to play at FSU. 

Rector has a very good shot at getting the hardship waiver accepted. Western Michigan’s previous quarterback mentor remaining the system just times just after Rector signed with the Broncos. 

Rector’s eligibility may perhaps be in problem, but the redshirt freshman will have a great deal of time to make his mark on the FSU football system. The 6’4, 220 lbs quarterback out of Leesburg, Florida, threw for 3,242 yards and 26 touchdowns his senior calendar year of high college. Rector rushed for 918 yards and 18 touchdowns the exact year. 

Taggart’s ‘gulf coast’ offense has been known to cater to twin-danger quarterbacks like Rector. Working an offense that relies on the ‘read-option’ makes twin-danger quarterbacks even extra important. Taggart has had his eyes on Rector more time than some may perhaps assume. A couple years back, Rector was provided a scholarship to play for Taggart (coached at USF from 2013-2016) at the University of South Florida.

If the NCAA approves his hardship waiver, Rector will offer a great deal desired stability to the ’Noles depth chart in 2019. FSU now only has one particular quarterback on scholarship (James Blackman) that is suitable to play in 2019. The Seminoles landed a Louisville quarterback transfer in Jordan Travis back in December, but he will not be suitable to play right until the 2020 year. 

The Seminoles’ good results in 2019 could extremely effectively rely on Rector’s hardship waiver the benefits of this waiver should be introduced to the general public in the forthcoming months.