Dawsey added to offensive coaching staff

The coaching shuffle continues as head coach Bobby Bowden adds a former standout player to his staff.

The Florida State offensive coaching staff continues to receive an overhaul while an announcement is still pending on who the new coordinator will be.

One day after former West Virginia offensive line coach Rick Trickett was announced as having accepted the same post in Tallahassee, FSU head coach Bobby Bowden revealed that former player Lawrence Dawsey would join the staff as well as wide receivers coach.

Dawsey has a proven track record of success as he was an All-American while at Florida State and won the 1991 Rookie of the Year award in the NFL. He previously had worked as USF's wide receivers for the last three seasons.

"Lawrence was a great football player for us at Florida State, but he was equally important to our program because of his leadership skills and his work ethic," said Bowden in a university release. "He used those qualities to become a successful assistant coach at both LSU and USF after his NFL career was over. He knows both the pro game and the college game and it won't take long at all for his experience and personality to impact our players and staff."

Dawsey's coaching career - like his playing career - has also been quite successful.

As mentioned by Bowden, Dawsey coached at LSU under then-head coach Nick Saban, who recently returned to the college ranks to take over at Alabama.

In addition to LSU, Dawsey has coached at Tampa area high schools and as a camp assistant with the NFL's St. Louis Rams. Dawsey helped guide USF to a 9-4 record this season.

"It's hard to leave USF and the Tampa area, but it would also be hard not to come back home," said Dawsey in the same release. "I am so excited to be coming back to Florida State and helping Coach Bowden in every way I can. I'm excited about the potential of FSU next year. I've not seen Florida State play in person, but I've either recruited or seen tape on a lot of the FSU players. I had a great experience playing for Coach Bowden and I can only say that it's an answer to a lot of prayers for me to be able to come back to Florida State."

He will make a base salary of $125,000.

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