The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting on its Web site that Utah State athletic director Randy Spetman is the lead candidate to replace Dave Hart as the athletic director at Florida State University.

Spetman was hired at Utah State in 2004 and, in his tenure with the Aggies, he spearheaded new south and north end-zone facilities at Romney Stadium.

Telephone calls to Spetman by the Deseret Morning News were not returned Monday afternoon.

Spetman will have his official interview at Florida State on Friday.

Prior to Utah State, Spetman was the athletic director at the United States Air Force Academy.