Florida State officially hired Houston offensive line coach and run sport coordinator Randy Clements as its new offensive line coach Thursday afternoon.
“Randy Clements has a amazing resume loaded with quantifiable benefits coaching offensive linemen,” FSU coach Willie Taggart explained in a push launch.
“He has confirmed to be a prosperous teacher and is aware specifically how we want to function in this offense. I am happy for our university student-athletes to study from him, and I’m enthusiastic about him becoming a member of our staff as we continue to establish a championship tradition at Florida State.”
Clements (52) has worked with new FSU offensive coordinator Kendal Briles for 10 seasons. The two worked jointly for 9 seasons at Baylor (2008-2016) and worked at Houston jointly in 2018.
Previous offensive line coach Greg Frey was relieved of his obligations immediately after one season on Friday afternoon with Clements coming in to replace him.
Houston’s offensive line led the way for the 23rd ideal hurrying assault in faculty soccer (5.26 yards per carry) in 2018. The offensive line did allow 30 sacks, which was 70th in 2018.
He had a 4-year stretch at Baylor (2012-2015) the place one of his offensive linemen gained the Major 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year award each individual year.
“I want to get started by thanking Coach Taggart for this chance,” Clements explained.
“My family members and I are thrilled to be element of this prestigious method. My qualifications with Kendal will be useful, but I’m also looking ahead to integrating with the relaxation of the staff and cannot wait to get to know and work with the university student-athletes on campus. I am thrilled to work towards our aim of bringing Florida State its upcoming championship.”
Clements was also on staff at Baylor for the sexual assault scandal that rocked faculty soccer in 2015 when an alleged 52 rapes by 31 soccer gamers took position over a 4-year span.
Like Briles, Clements was under no circumstances officially related to the scandal.
He will have the tricky undertaking of repairing a FSU offensive line that has been between the worst in the nation for the very last few yrs.
FSU finished with the 2nd worst run sport in faculty soccer averaging just 2.79 yards per carry in 2018. The Seminoles also authorized 36 sacks for the duration of the season, which was 109th in faculty soccer.
FSU returns beginning offensive linemen Landon Dickerson — who taken out his title from the NCAA transfer portal Monday — Cole Minshew, Mike Arnold, and Jauan Williams from very last year’s team.
Dickerson and Minshew were FSU’s most gifted offensive linemen, but merged to skip 14 games in 2018. Arnold and Williams both equally struggled thoroughly in their first seasons as starters.
The Seminoles signed 4 substantial college offensive linemen (guard Dontae Lucas, guard Maurice Smith, tackle Ira Henry, and tackle Darius Washington) and one JUCO offensive lineman (tackle Jay Williams) this recruiting cycle to support repair individuals difficulties.
FSU also has a commitment from Northern Illinois grad transfer offensive tackle Ryan Roberts, who will enroll at FSU in June.
The Seminoles are also nevertheless looking into a few other grad transfers like Virginia’s R.J. Proctor and Georgia Tech’s Parker Braun.
Clements is the 3rd new coach to be part of the FSU staff since the conclusion of the 2018 season becoming a member of Briles and broad receivers coach Ron Dugans.
Dugans is getting over for David Kelly, who’s new part has however to be introduced.