Florida State fires football coach Willie Taggart




Florida State has fired football coach Willie Taggart three-quarters of a method by way of his second season.

The school launched Taggart’s dismissal Sunday, following a 27-10 loss to state rival Miami on Saturday in Tallahassee. The Seminoles employed Taggart in 2017.

He had a $17 million buyout alternative in his six-year contract, which paid him $5 million yearly.

Odell Haggins will operate interim head coach for the Seminoles for the rest of the season.

“I spoke to coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision,” Seminoles athletic director David Coburn talked about in a data launch. “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 (4-5) have misplaced three of their ultimate 4 video games and are 9-12 beneath Taggart.

The Seminoles battle Boston College at noon EST Saturday in Boston.

The Seminoles would possibly wish to win all three of the remaining three video games to develop to be bowl eligible. Last yr, the Seminoles missed their first bowl recreation for the first time since 1981.

Taggart led Oregon to a 7-5 report in 2017 after 4 seasons in South Florida. He began his collegiate head educating career at Western Kentucky. Taggart owns a 56-62 report whole.

“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,” Florida State president John Thrasher talked about. “We will support our student-athletes in every way and do all we can to return to the winning tradition that is Seminole football.”

The Seminoles had been 83-23 and gained a National Championship in eight years beneath Jimbo Fisher, sooner than he left to coach Texas A&M and was modified by Taggart. Haggins moreover served due to the Seminoles’ interim coach for the last word two video games of the 2017 season, following Fisher’s departure.




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