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ESPN Host Says Talk Of Firing This Major Head Coach Is "Ridiculous"

A general view of a Florida State game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 29: A general view of Doak Campbell Stadium during a game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators on November 29, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Willie Taggart is just three games into his career as Florida State's head football coach, but it's been a really bad three games.

The Seminoles are 1-2 heading into the fourth week of the season. FSU was blown out at home by Virginia Tech to open the year, barely scraped by Furman in Week 2 and got crushed by Syracuse this past weekend.

It's been a brutal start, no doubt. It's been so bad, in fact, that some are already talking about the possibility of Taggart being fired.

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt says that talk is ridiculous.

The SportsCenter host weighed in on all the talk surrounding Taggart on Monday night.

“I have seen solid chunks of Florida State’s three football games and they look a mess, I mean bad,” Van Pelt said, per 247Sports. “But Willie Taggart is the football coach. That’s who the university hired. If you want to have a referendum now on why they hired a head coach with a losing record in the first place, it’s a little late because he’s the guy. Take a deep breath here.

"I don’t know when we got to the point when fans got this impatient, and maybe that’s not what’s new, but the idea that the face and leader of your program was as easy to replace as a styrofoam cooler …. well that feels new and it’s ridiculous. It’s a reflection of this new place we’ve landed where when we get made at something, someone has to get fired. How about everyone relax for a second?”

Van Pelt added that he's not just talking about passionate fans, either. He's seeing this talk about Taggart from prominent analysts and writers.

"I’m not just talking about crazy people on Twitter and message boards, I'm talking about smart writers who cover the sport tweeting about how much it would cost to buyout coaches like Taggart,” Van Pelt said. “What are we doing? This is real-life. This is not how it works. We have grown so impossibly immune from common sense and reality in these situations, that it blows my mind.”

Florida State is looking to rebound on Saturday against Northern Illinois.