Early Thursday morning the Tampa Tribune delivered part of the good news Noles have been waiting for: All-time great Lawrence Dawsey is headed back to Tallahassee.
What kind of impact will Dawsey have at Florida State? The Tribune's USF beat writer, Brett McMurphy, told us:
"Dawsey is viewed among the Bulls' top recruiters and is definitely a 'players' coach.' His experience — and success — at Florida State and the NFL is something that his receivers at USF definitely respect. Especially since he has played in the league."
Dawsey has only been coaching at USF for three years. Before that he was a graduate assistant at LSU in 2003, a WR coach at Tampa Blake (2002) and Tampa Catholic (1998) high schools, and a training camp assistant with the St. Louis Rams (2001).
Meanwhile, West Virginia's molder of OL monsters, Rick Trickett, is reported to be packing for Seminole territory.