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FSU students react to Willie Taggart's firing

Posted at 5:12 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 17:12:16-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Some on Florida State University's campus say they're still reeling, while others say they are not surprised. Willie Taggart's firing is getting mixed reaction from students.

Taggart was fired after less than two seasons and while some say that after too many loses, FSU was smart to pull the plug.

Others don't think he ever really got a chance to work with the players and that the decision to terminate him was made too early.

"A lot of our problems are just we have a lot of younger players and they need more time to develop their talent," said Jacob Streets, an FSU freshman. "I think one more year and we should have seen something great happen with him."

"We've been going to all the games this year and we haven't been performing our best so I guess it's in our best interests, but we shall see," said Kasey Pope, an FSU sophomore.

Other comments from students included, "Football is a money making business and Taggart was hurting the bottom line and "He inherited a complete mess and it takes longer than 18 months to recruit and build."