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Amato finished at FSU after bowl

Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, left, gestures to defensive coach Chuck Amato, right, during a game on Sept. 8, 2007, in Tallahassee, Fla.
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, left, gestures to defensive coach Chuck Amato, right, during a game on Sept. 8, 2007, in Tallahassee, Fla. Phil Coale - AP

Former N.C. State head coach Chuck Amato will be out of a job at Florida State after the Gator Bowl on Jan. 1, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Florida State running backs coach Dexter Carter told the Sentinel that coach Jimbo Fisher has informed Carter and three other assistants that they will not be retained after the bowl.

Amato, 63, is in his second tour of duty with Florida State and has coached a total of 21 seasons there under Bobby Bowden, who is retiring after the bowl game. Amato's current title is executive associate head coach, and he's in charge of Florida State's linebackers.

Strength coach Todd Stroud, who was on Amato's staff at N.C. State, and defensive ends coach Jody Allen also won't return next season, according to the Sentinel.

Amato was 49-37 as N.C. State's head coach over seven seasons. He was fired after going 3-9 in 2006 and replaced by Tom O'Brien.

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