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Seminoles hire Jarrett away from Notre Dame

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  1. gatorjjh

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    Seminoles hire Jarrett away from Notre Dame
    Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE — Link Jarrett, who led Notre Dame to the College World Series for the first time in 20 years, is Florida State’s new coach.
    Florida State announced the hiring Friday, three days after the Irish’s season ended in the CWS. Jarrett, voted national coach of the year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, will be introduced at a news conference Monday.
    The move was anticipated. Jarrett is a Tallahassee native, FSU graduate and two-time All-America shortstop for the Seminoles (1993-94), and a former assistant (2003).
    “He’s a Seminole through and through and there is no question that he will dedicate himself to the success of our student-athletes and his team,” athletic director Mike Alford said. “I know he is excited to be returning home and we are just as excited to welcome him and his family.”
    Florida State fired Mike Martin Jr. on June 10 after the Seminoles failed to advance out of the NCAA regionals for a second straight year.
    Martin went 77-54 overall in three seasons, and Alford said the program had underachieved.
    Jarrett went 86-32 in three seasons at Notre Dame, a .729 winning percentage that was second-best in the country.
    “I’m humbled to become the next head coach at Florida State,” Jarrett said. “Having the opportunity to come home and lead this storied program is something I take great pride in.”
     
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  2. Zepgator

    Zepgator GC Legend

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    Looks to be a great hire for them. I hope I get a million ‘come on man’s’ because I want to be wrong.
     
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  3. TJtheGator

    TJtheGator GC Hall of Fame

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    He will be better than Meat but not as good as the Lord of No Rings.

    Don’t think he will bring them a NC. Anything the LONR touched is tainted.
     
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  4. Zepgator

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    You cracked me up with the “come on man”! Lord of No Rings is classic.
     
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  5. gtj31

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    I think it is an excellent hire. Cold hearted as Meat only had 1 non-COVID impacted season but a shrewd business move.

    ND had a ton of graduate students on their roster. Based on my review yesterday, 6 are transfers. 3 of the best/better pitchers were transfers.

    So he upgraded talent via the Transfer Portal. His recruiting I couldn’t really follow. Mostly northern kids. Didn’t want to take the time to see how good they all were.
     
  6. 74nole

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    LMAO—

    Lord of No Rings, Human Rain Delay, Legend in His Own Mind, Gomer
    Pyle (what his own players called him)…..the list is long and distinguished—
     
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