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Report: Louisville AD Vince Tyra turns down Florida State offer

Tyra has been let out of his non-compete clause by the board of trustees.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 13 Syracuse at Louisville
Louisville Cardinals athletic director Vince Tyra looks on during the college football game between the Syracuse Orange and the Louisville Cardinals on November 13, 2021, at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Update 1:25 p.m. Dec 9: Tyra has now resigned his position, after UL president Neeli Bendapudi decided to take the same job at Penn State.

We’ve got legit chaos in River City. We’ll see how it all shakes out, and if Tyra is on his way to FSU.

UPDATE: Things appear to be going sideways for Florida State. After Louisville let Tyra out of his non-compete, it now appears Tyra is going to turn down the FSU job.

The Louisville Cardinals board of trustees has let athletic director Vince Tyra out of his non-compete clause, paving the way for him to be the next athletic director for the Florida State Seminoles.

Tyra retained Scott Satterfield at Louisville despite a 6-6 season and appeared set to remain at the school before suddenly being mentioned for the FSU job. He seems set to be the school’s next athletic director and will immediately have a decision to make on Mike Norvell, the head football coach.

Norvell, a permanent member of DKNation’s Hot Seat column, somehow finished the season 5-7 after starting 0-4. That start included a last-second loss on a Hail Mary to FCS school Jacksonville State and a 31-23 loss to Louisville, where Tyra comes from. The administration has made several coaching changes recently with Jimbo Fisher and Willie Taggart, so there might not be much financial flexibility when it comes to moving on from Norvell.