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Odell Haggins support helping improve sales for Tallahassee businesses

Posted at 6:29 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 18:29:35-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — What a difference a week makes.

Florida State fans are fired up about their team and it's showing at the register.

The support keeps pouring in for Interim FSU coach Odell Haggins and it's spreading. Businesses are now seeing the love with the coaching change.

Fresh off a big win over Boston College, a win this Saturday against Alabama State is a must for the Noles.

"There's a lot of activity on social media how important this is and there's a lot of people on social media to show up and bring a friend," said Guy Moore, Garnet and Gold Owner.

Moore has owned Garnet and Gold since 1979 and says that this season has been of the toughest that he can remember.

But after one win under Haggins, Moore says their business has skyrocketed with people wanting to show their support.

"We're delighted to have this opportunity and we just hope that everyone wears them for the home game because this is gonna be great," said Moore.

"I've worked about 60 hours this week, along with being an FSU student, so we've really been selling them like hot cakes," said Andrew Kirschner, Garnet and Gold employee.

Business is also kicking up for Collegetown bars like Coosh's.

"It's definitely been busier. The customers are more excited about football," said Don Shepherd, Coosh's Front House Manager.

With Coach Haggins in as interim, Noles fans are excited for what's left of the season with the last home game this weekend.

If the Noles win against Alabama State, they'll become bowl game eligible. Something fans we talked to hope to see happen.