Michigan State defensive ends coach Mark Snyder is heading to Florida State to join Willie Taggart’s staff, according to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports. Snyder reportedly interviewed with the Seminoles on Wednesday, and he is set to become the program’s defensive ends coach.
Michigan State’s Mark Snyder reportedly heading to Florida State
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 11, 2018
Snyder spent the last three seasons on Mark Dantonio’s staff with the Spartans, but he’s the second Michigan State assistant to leave for Florida State this week. Harlon Barnett, who was on Michigan State’s staff for 11 seasons, was hired as the Seminoles’ defensive coordinator last week. Barnett and Snyder will work together on Taggart’s staff in Tallahassee.
Snyder, the former head coach at Marshall, also has been on coaching staffs at Texas A&M, Ohio State, Minnesota and South Florida.
With the departures of Barnett and Snyder and a new NCAA rule allowing teams to add a 10th assistant coach, Michigan State currently has three vacancies to fill on its coaching staff. Mark Dantonio will have some key personnel decisions to make in the coming days.