Florida State has the newest member of its coaching staff.
Charles Kelly, who served as the interim defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech for eight games, will become the new linebackers coach at FSU.
Kelly, 45, will replace Greg Hudson, who is set to become the defensive coordinator at Purdue after three years in Tallahassee.
Kelly's coaching career dates back to 1993, when he was a graduate assistant at Auburn under Terry Bowden. That Auburn team went undefeated and also featured FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher as its quarterbacks coach.
Kelly went on to become defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State, Henderson State, Eufaula (Ala.) High School and Nicholls State. He joined Georgia Tech as a special teams coordinator in 2006, was promoted to cornerbacks coach in 2008 and then became the defensive secondary coach in 2010.
When Yellow Jackets defensive coordinator Al Groh was fired six games into the 2012 season, head coach Paul Johnson promoted Kelly to interim coordinator.
The Yellow Jackets went 5-3 in their eight games under Kelly, a run highlighted by a 21-7 win over Southern California in the Sun Bowl. In that game, Georgia Tech limited USC's offense to just 205 yards and grabbed three interceptions.
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