The Daily Sauce — Jan. 19, 2023: FSU Football Announces Surtain as DBs Coach
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The Daily Sauce — Jan. 19, 2023: FSU Football Announces Surtain as DBs Coach

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Lead Story

What had previously been reported has become official. On Wednesday, Florida State football announced Patrick Surtain Sr. as the new defensive backs coach.

A graduate of Southern Mississippi and a former 3-time Pro Bowl cornerback with the Miami Dolphins, Surtain has ties to South Florida. Surtain served as head coach of American Heritage School in Plantation from 2016 to 2021. He spent the past season as a defensive assistant with the Dolphins.

Surtain will replace Marcus Woodson, who was recently hired at Arkansas. As a professional player, Surtain spent 11 years in the NFL with the Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. He finished with career with 37 interceptions, 7.5 sacks, seven fumble recoveries and seven interceptions. Despite little experience as a collegiate coach, Surtain is regarded as a solid hire and is expected to help with FSU’s recruiting efforts in South Florida.

Between the Lines for Jan. 18, 2023

No athletics events.

On the Agenda for Jan. 19, 2023

Women’s basketball at Virginia, 7 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra)

Rolling News and Notes

FSU men’s tennis moved up six spots to No. 10 in the latest ITA rankings.

Several FSU football players have changed their jersey numbers. Newcomers were also given jersey numbers.

Chase Fuller, the No. 1 overall player for the class of 2027, has committed to FSU baseball.

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Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw and has more than 10 years of experience in online and print journalism. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 and has had his work featured at numerous prominent publications such as Fox Sports, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Yahoo Sports and Sports Illustrated among others. Prior to joining Double Fries No Slaw, Mike was the founder and editor of The Daily Nole. He also serves as the managing editor for Fifth Quarter and is a contributor for Athlon Sports, Fish Stripes and Orlando Pinstriped Post. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Haines City, Fla. and have two daughters.

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