Florida State made significant progress in its third season under coach Mike Norvell, and the Seminoles are rewarding him accordingly.
Norvell has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in Tallahassee through the 2029 season and take his average annual salary over $8 million, the school announced Wednesday.
In 2022, Florida State—a program without a winning season since 2017—won 10 games, including its final six and the Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma. The Seminoles finished the season ranked No. 11 in the country, their highest final ranking since finishing No. 8 in 2016 under coach Jimbo Fisher.
It was a complete turnaround for Florida State after Norvell went 3-6 and 5-7, respectively, after hiring Norvell away from Memphis, a team he guided to the Cotton Bowl in 2019. His first two seasons with the Seminoles included lowlights such as a loss to Jacksonville State on Sept. 11, 2021.
Florida State returns most of its key contributors for 2023 and will open its season on Sept. 3 against LSU in Orlando.