Newest Hire for FSU a Coup for the Seminoles

The newest hire for the Seminoles was a big one for Jimbo Fisher and Florida State.

It took Greg Hudson only 4 years to mold ECU's defense into one of the most physical units in the nation. Known for forcing turnovers and aggressive play, Hudson has used his time at ECU to become one of the up and coming defensive coordinators in the country.

Early on Greg was one of the names fans of Florida State assumed would be one of the top candidates to replace longtime coach Mickey Andrews. While he won't be the DC, Saturday it was announced by several sources that Hudson will be moving to FSU in a homerun hire as the linebackers coach. Hudson has worked with the linebackers since arriving at ECU and he has made that unit one of the best in Conference USA.

His appointment at ECU officially ended a four-year tenure at Minnesota that began in 2001. After spending the first two seasons as the Gophers' linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator, he was promoted to defensive coordinator prior to UM's appearance in the 2002 Music City Bowl against Arkansas and remained in that capacity for the following two seasons.

Prior to his stay at Minnesota, Hudson spent four years (1997-2000) at Cincinnati, where he helped lead the Bearcats to national prominence which included a pair of bowl appearances in three seasons. As assistant head coach and linebackers coach, he was instrumental in the transformation of UC's defense into the top-ranked unit in Conference USA. The Bearcats were exceptionally proficient in forcing turnovers, ranking sixth nationally in that category in 2000 with a plus-12 margin. Hudson also coached the offensive line (1997) and running backs (1998) before moving over to defense.

Before his move to Cincinnati, Hudson spent three seasons on Skip Holtz' staff at Connecticut in 1994, 1995 and 1996 as the Huskies' offensive line coach. Behind his efforts, UConn averaged over 4,000 yards per season during that span.

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*Some of this information is courtesy of ECU's website.


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