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Taggart Presser: Extra punishment for errors; up-and-down season

Posted at 5:04 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 17:04:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — One item on Willie Taggart's agenda for his weekly press conference was talking about running as extra punishment for errors made in the Clemson game.

Florida State fell to now #3 ranked Clemson on Saturday 45-14. Each day is a new one for the Seminoles to get better, especially after a game like Saturday in Clemson.

Coach Taggart said Monday, his team has watched the first half film from that game, and have since buried it and moved on to their next opponent. For the Seminoles, it is all about accountability and not letting the loss to Clemson get in the way of winning the rest of their games.

"Marvin Wilson and James and those guys stepped up -- Cory Durden, and things they were saying to their

teammates, the things they wanted their teammates to do, and holding the guys accountable in practice was very encouraging for me to see that in practice, and wanting extra punishment runs for doing things because we didn't live up to a standard," explained Taggart.

Another issue Taggart addressed was consistency. With the loss to Clemson, Taggart explained that through the first six games of the season, his team has been up and down. He does not believe his Seminoles played, but just one game, completely.

"It's either been offense played well and defense didn't play well or special teams played well -- and so we just haven't put it all together other than I thought the North Carolina State game," said Taggart. "Before the Clemson game I thought we were getting better defensively, especially against the run, which that's where it all starts. We've shown that we can play at a high level and we've just got to go out and execute that way all the time no matter who we're playing."

Florida State will be at Wake Forest on Saturday for another night game. Kickoff is set for 7:30.