Florida State fires head football coach after less than two seasons

Florida State fires embattled football coach Willie Taggart

Florida State comes to a decision on head coach Willie Taggart

The school fired the soccer coach one day after the Seminoles defeated 27-10 against rival Miami on Saturday. "And If we can win this week that would be our ninth 10+ win season and I think it'd be the third-most in the history of college football".

Yahoo's Pete Thamel says that if Taggart's entire coaching staff is bought out at the end of the season, the entire cost to move on would be around $20 million. Or Florida State could have the job prestige to lure a well-established coach away from an elite, power program.

Taggart was hired in December 2017 following the departure of Jimbo Fisher. That's probably the thing over the last decade that I'm more proud of than anything is just consistency. Florida State's attendance has been down all season, with fans clearly showing their unhappiness with the on-field product. Both Coburn and Florida State president John Thrasher are not expected to still be in their positions in the next two to three years.

Taggart's run at Florida State ends with just a 9-12 record while the Seminoles will have an uphill climb the final three weeks just to make a bowl game.

Since then, Taggart - who came to Florida State by way of South Florida - has struggled to return the program to its former glory.

I have been one of Willie Taggart's biggest supporters and I can't argue with the move to move on from him.

Taggart said on Twitter that he was "disappointed in the decision" and believed that "our future is bright at Florida State". Taggart brought in Kendal Briles as offensive coordinator in the offseason hoping to fix numerous problems the Seminoles had previous year, but they still rank in the bottom half of the country in scoring offense (27.2 points per game) and total offense (393.2).

"It's on us", said linebacker Emmett Rice, who had a team-high seven tackles. But if they are looking for a rising assistant coach, then Jeff Scott is my guy because he's a huge reason behind the recruiting success Clemson has had in Florida and he's a great offensive mind. Florida State has allowed 71 sacks in its past 21 games, and is on pace to give up more sacks this year than last. We're not going to win the league every year.

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