Florida State Fires Head Coach Willie Taggart

By Matthew Filipovits on November 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm
Aug 31, 2019; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Willie Taggart during the game against the Boise State Broncos at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports
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Florida State has fired head coach Willie Taggart, following the Seminoles' 27-10 loss at home to Miami.

Taggart went 9-12 in just under two seasons in Tallahassee. They missed a bowl game for the first time in 32 years last season. The Seminoles currently sit at 4-5 on the season, with an outside shot to return to a bowl game. 

Taggart began his head coaching career at his alma mater, Western Kentucky University, where he went 16-20 in three seasons. From there he went to USF where he went 24-25 in four seasons, including a 10-2 season in 2016. He spent one season as the head coach of Oregon, going 7-5 before returning to his home state to lead the Seminoles just 23 months ago.

Defensive line coach Odell Haggins will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.