On Monday evening, UMass officially announced that Florida State offensive coordinator Walt Bell is leaving to fill their head coaching position. Bell was hired by Willie Taggart about a year ago from Maryland, where he held the same job title.
Bell was always considered an up-and-comer in coaching circles and it was likely that he’d move up the coaching ranks and leave FSU, at some point. But it wasn’t expected to necessarily be after year one.
Now Taggart is once again faced with making an important hire. Florida State’s offense was dreadful last season and needs a quick fix. This hire will have a major impact on Taggart’s time at FSU.
Below, Noles247 updates its initial hot board with information we’ve received on the hiring process as of Wednesday afternoon.
**Chris Nee & Brendan Sonnone of Noles247 contributed to this report**