A Gran-d hire

After several days of speculation, what seemed to be inevitable is now official. NoleDigest has confirmed from several sources that Eddie Gran has agreed to join Jimbo Fisher's staff in Tallahassee.

As NoleDigest first reported earlier this week, Eddie Gran, the running backs and special teams coach at the University of Tennessee will come to Tallahassee to coach at Florida State.

Fisher had contacted Tennessee earlier this week and asked permission to interview Eddie Gran. Since, Fisher has convinced Gran to join his staff at Florida State.

Current running backs coach Dexter Carter is not expected to be retained on Fisher's staff.

Gran, who made $190,000 a year at Tennessee is expected to make upwards of $300,000 a year at Florida State which played a role in his decision to leave Knoxville.

It is unclear as to what exact positions Gran will coach at Florida State other than the running backs. Gran also coached special teams at UT and FSU's current special teams coach Jody Allen is not expected to be retained either so that remains a possibility.

According to his bio on utsports.com, Gran has coached seven running backs who eventually made it to the NFL. Among them Carnell Williams, Ronnie Brown, Rudi Johnson and Deuce McAllister. Williams was an All-America at Auburn and earned 2005 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, while Brown and McAllister were NFL first-round picks and Johnson earned 2000 SEC Player of the Year.

Gran also has a reputation as a great recruiter in the South Florida area which should help the Seminoles add to their impressive commit list.

Gran is married to the former Rosemary Scaife of Elaine, Ark. They are the parents of daughters Hannah, Dillan, Sydney and Lucy Grace.

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