Could Michigan State lose another assistant coach to Florida State?
Spartans’ defensive ends/special teams coach Mark Snyder is meeting with new Florida State coach Willie Taggart on Wednesday in Tallahassee, according to Josh Newberg of 247Sports. Florida State hired Michigan State’s Harlon Barnett as its defensive coordinator last week.
Michigan State assistant Mark Snyder interviewing with Florida State
Mike Locksley & Mark Snyder are in Tallahassee meeting with Willie Taggart today. But how close are these deals to getting done?
— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) January 10, 2018
Snyder just wrapped up his third season on Michigan State’s staff. He spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as the program’s linebackers coach. Snyder has experience as a defensive coordinator, holding that position at Minnesota (2004), South Florida (2010-2011) and Texas A&M (2011-2014).
Snyder was the head coach at Marshall from 2005-2009 and also has a coaching stop at Ohio State.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio confirmed Barnett’s departure from his staff last week, and the Spartans have not yet named a replacement on their staff. They would have three openings if Snyder also reaches a deal with the Seminoles — the two left by Barnett and Snyder and one for the 10th assistant the team can add thanks to a new NCAA rule.