Florida State football should be one of the best teams in the nation each and every year. But that hasn’t been the case in some time.
The Seminoles are 3-2 entering Saturday’s game versus No. 2 Clemson. Many are blaming FSU head coach Willie Taggart for consistent lackluster performances.
But Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney thinks Florida State is much better than its record suggests. In fact, Swinney believes the Seminoles should be undefeated due to their overall talent.
“This is the most talented team we’ve played – by far,” Swinney said, via 247Sports. “And they’re getting better. Should be 5-0.”
He may be right. The Seminoles’ late-game collapses have been the cause of their two losses.
In week one vs. Boise State, Florida State had a 21-6 lead after the first quarter. But the Broncos added 17 points in the second-half to go onto win 36-31.
The Seminoles lost in similar fashion in week three against Virginia. The Cavaliers scored 21 in the fourth quarter en route to a 31-24 victory.
Full-game performances have been an issue for Taggart dating back to his days with Oregon. If the Seminoles hope to become a true contender again, their first step is to play all four quarters.
Clemson-FSU kicks off 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.