9/12/19: Florida State is hiring former Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt as an off-the-field defensive analyst, according to The Athletic. FSU’s defense has been a disaster so far in 2019. Leavitt is a top defensive coach with deep Florida roots (USF). The Noles’ defense is 124th in the country in yards per game (520.0) and has given up double-digit leads in both of their games this season. Is Willie Taggart in trouble? Is Leavitt the “coach in waiting” in Tallahassee?