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Opening on staff at Florida State with Jimbo Fisher could lure ASU coach

The Seminoles may be looking to Arizona State's Larry Porter to fill a coaching vacancy.

Christian Petersen

Arizona State running backs coach Larry Porter is regarded as a good recruiter, and that may be why Florida State could be looking to hire him away from the Sun Devils. FSU is losing its current running backs coach, Eddie Gran, and Porter is likely to be a top candidate.

Bud Elliot of FSU blog Tomahawk Nation laid out the reasons why Florida State would pursue Porter, and it turns out he has close ties with Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher and the South:

Plus, Porter and Fisher were at LSU together in 2005 and 2006. And at the time Fisher took over Florida State as OC (2007), it was rumored that Fisher wanted to hire Porter, but could not afford to pry him away from LSU in 2007, and in 2010 when Fisher took over as head coach, Porter accepted the head coaching position at Memphis.

Porter has an impressive resume as a running backs coach, beginning at Tennessee-Martin in 1998. Since then, he had stops at Arkansas State, Oklahoma State and LSU. He has coached numerous 1,000-yard rushers at each stop he has made and has lured many a talented running back through recruiting. With his history, it is not hard to see why Florida State would want to bring him to Tallahassee.