Florida State reportedly set to hire veteran SEC assistant away from Mississippi State
As Mike Norvell fills out his staff at Florida State, he’s reportedly reaching into the SEC to pluck a defensive assistant.
Noles247 reported that multiple sources have said that Mississippi State linebackers coach Chris Marve will join the Florida State staff. Marve is expected to be coaching the same position at FSU. Marve is a veteran SEC assistant as his first season in Starkville followed three seasons in Vanderbilt as an assistant at his alma mater.
He was the linebackers coach and run-game coordinator for Mississippi State this season.
According to his Mississippi State bio, “In August 2018, ESPN.com named him to its 40 Under 40, a list of ascending coaching stars. In 2017, 247Sports recognized Marve on its 30 Under 30 coaches list for rising stars in the profession as well as its 35 Under 35 list.”
As a player at Vanderbilt, Marve ranks eighth on the team’s career defensive charts with 397 total tackles. His career total of 28 tackles for loss ranks ninth all-time among Commodores.
He played on the West End from 2008-11, and as a senior captain playing for Bob Shoop, Marve contributed 91 tackles, earned All-SEC recognition from coaches and the Associated Press, and helped the Commodores back to postseason play, with an appearance in his hometown at the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.