Florida State head coach Willie Taggart has had a rough time in his first year with the Seminoles. Between missing a bowl game for the first time since 1981, dismissing his starting quarterback and even dealing with threats, Taggart seems to be heading into a very trying 2018.
Unfortunately, Taggart isn’t going to get much support from the media either, as several ESPN analysts revealed this past weekend.
Jim L. Mora was asked directly if he was confident in Taggart’s plan, to which he bluntly replied, “No.”
“No. I hope he has a plan. He’d better have a plan. Otherwise he has a problem… There’s a pessimism surrounding Florida State… They’ve got an image problem.”
Fellow analyst Tom Luginbill concurred with Mora, citing the fact that Florida State has failed to sign a quarterback in the last two recruiting cycles and will likely have to rely on the transfer portal to find someone – anyone to play the position moving forward.
Florida State went 5-7 last season – their first losing season since 1976.
But the season did not end in a way that will likely give fans confidence moving forward.
Several days ago, the team dismissed starting quarterback Deondre Francois following the release of a video that seemingly depicted him involved in domestic violence, though nothing has been confirmed.
Despite boasting the second-best Class of 2019 in the ACC, Florida State’s inability to land a quarterback seems to indicate that Willie Taggart is going to need to really think outside the box in order to return his team to its winning ways.