Greg Frey out as FSU football offensive line coach

The Clearwater High and Florida State alumnus has heavily recruited Tampa Bay in his career.
Florida State Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Greg Frey is seen in a smartphone image as he is interviewed during the NCAA college football media day Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
Florida State Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Greg Frey is seen in a smartphone image as he is interviewed during the NCAA college football media day Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
Published February 15

The fallout from Florida State’s 5-7 disappointment continued Friday when the Seminoles announced that Greg Frey is out as their offensive line coach.

“I appreciate the hard work and expertise Greg brought to our program and understand how important it was for him that FSU be successful,” FSU coach Willie Taggart said in a statement. “I wish Greg and his family the best as he continues his coaching career. We are working to fill this position quickly.”

Frey is the second offensive assistant to leave this offseason; coordinator Walt Bell left to become UMass’ head coach in December, paving the way for FSU’s controversial hire of Kendal Briles.

Frey, who was also FSU’s run game coordinator, starred at Clearwater High and was on FSU’s 1993 national title team. He has also been a well-known recruiter in Tampa Bay who helped build a pipeline from this recruiting hotbed to Indiana University.

But he was also the position coach of an offensive line that was one of the worst in the country last season. Only two teams in the nation allowed fewer tackles for a loss last year than the ’Noles (103).

The most obvious potential replacement is Randy Clements, Houston’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator, who worked with Briles at Houston and Baylor.

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