Analysis: Which new college football coaches might succeed?

Sports 05/07/19, 01:35

Success for a college football coach is best determined over an extended period of time.Impatient Florida State fans might not want to hear that these days. Willie Taggart will enter Season 2 as Seminoles coach trying to rebound from maybe the worst debut of any of last season's first-year FBS ...

Top 25 Podcast: Overachievers and underachievers for 2019

Sports 03/21/19, 16:38

Don't let the brackets fool you. College football is in full swing, too.The latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast digs into some spring football story lines and takes an early look on which teams might fall short of expectations next season. And which ones could overachieve.Adam Rittenberg of ESPN ...

Blackman unquestioned No. 1 QB as Florida State opens spring

Sports 03/04/19, 13:28

James Blackman insists nothing has changed. But nearly everything around him at Florida State is different this spring.A month after coach Willie Taggart dismissed two-year starter Deondre Francois, the Seminoles' No. 1 quarterback is clearly Blackman. When he was dismissed from the team, Taggart said Francois was not living up ...

Florida State, Miami try to flip narrative on signing day

Sports 02/06/19, 17:59

Florida State and Miami were hoping signing day could help put to the negativity of 2018 to rest and provide a push toward better times.Coming off a 5-7 record in their first season under coach Willie Taggart, the Seminoles landed a top 20 class but struck out on a much-needed ...

FSU drops Francois after abuse allegations surface

Sports 02/03/19, 16:35

Florida State's head football coach announced Sunday that quarterback Deondre Francois had been dismissed from the team after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced.FSU head coach Willie Taggart said in a statement Sunday that he had notified Francois of his decision the night before. Taggart's decision to drop Francois came the ...

With Florida in town, it’s ‘do or die’ for FSU’s bowl streak

Sports 11/23/18, 11:50

Willie Taggart's first season at Florida State has been mostly a mess.Offensive dysfunction. Defensive lapses. Poor special teams. Third-down woes. Countless penalties. Slow starts. Too many turnovers. Not enough takeaways. Inability to run the ball or protect the quarterback.All those flaws have led to a 5-6 record that would be ...

Florida State’s bowl streak in jeopardy _ BC, Florida next

Football 11/15/18, 18:27

Florida State is battling recent history as it looks to extend one of its most cherished streaks.The Seminoles (4-6, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) must knock off No. 22 Boston College (7-3, 4-2) on Saturday and then No. 15 Florida (7-3) to extend their bowl streak, which dates to 1982. While ...

Florida State looks for breakthrough win vs No. 2 Clemson

Football 10/26/18, 10:20

Florida State tailback Cam Akers thinks the Seminoles might finally have found their footing this season. They'll surely need it with No. 2 Clemson in Tallahassee.Florida State (4-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won three of its past four games after a dreadful start under first-year coach Willie Taggart that ...

Florida State returns post-storm, bye week after rocky start

Football 10/16/18, 13:49

Florida State has returned to practice field following a bye week and in the wake of Hurricane Michael after a rocky start under first-year football coach Willie Taggart.Hurricane Michael forced the school to shut down during the schedule off-week for football players. Taggart cut the practice schedule short and encouraged ...

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