FSU head coach Willie Taggart fired
|Sunday, November 3, 2019, 4:23 PM- -|
Florida State head coach Willie Taggart has been fired effective immediately on Sunday. Odel Haggins will be the interim head coach for the rest of the season.
"I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision, FSU athletic director David Coburn said in a press release. "I met with the team and coaches immediately after that conversation to let them know of the change. It was very important to us that the student-athletes know right away."
The Seminoles were a mediocre 4-5 overall and were beaten by their rival Miami 27-10 on Saturday.
Taggart's record with the Seminoles was 9-12 overall (6-9 ACC) in under two years. It appears that they are on the verge of missing a bowl game for the second straight season.
His buyout is a reported $17.7 million.
"I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well, but in the interest of the university we had no choice but to make a change, FSU President John Thrasher said. "We will support our student-athletes in every way and do all we can do return to the winning tradition that is Seminole football."
"We deeply appreciate all that Coach Taggart has done for our program and wish him and his family nothing but the best."
FSU's losses weren't the issue for WT so much as he never seemed to have a clear plan to address them. Yes, he inherited a mess. But what was he doing to fix it? Through 2 years, never heard a good answer. Always felt like plugging whatever hole media complained about that week.— Mr David (@ADavidHaleJoint) November 3, 2019