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Florida State Fires Head Coach Willie Taggart One Week Before BC vs. FSU

The Seminoles will have an acting head against the Eagles

Miami v Florida State Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

After getting soundly beaten at home this weekend against Miami, the Florida State Seminoles have fired football head coach Willie Taggart effective immediately, according to SportsCenter.

Defensive line coach Odell Haggins will be the interim head coach starting this weekend against BC.

Willie Taggart was 5-7 in his first year with Florida State before “leading” the Seminoles to a 4-5 record this year prior to being terminated from his role on Sunday. Given Florida State’s reserved position near the top of the ACC in recruiting rankings, it’s mind-boggling that someone couldn’t just walk in off the street and Madden ‘20 that team to a winning record, and, well, hence the firing.

The Eagles just barely fell to the Seminoles last season by a score of 22-21 down in Tallahassee, and FSU is struggling at least as badly this season. The Eagles are 2 point underdogs at home so far against the Seminoles for this coming Saturday, so it will be interesting to see how the team reacts to the firing — will FSU just give up on the rest of their season, or will they be playing for pride for their newly-promoted head coach?