SOURCES: Willie Taggart will be announced as new FSU Football Head Coach today

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Speculation and all else points to FSU announcing the hiring of Willie Taggart later today.  Showing it has its priorities in order, FSU has scheduled a team meeting with their new coach before any formal announcement. Taggart has long been FSU’s first choice, despite the fact that FSU had to deal with the same agent that most FSU fans wouldn’t welcome to Christmas dinner.

Taggart is a Florida guy with deep ties to FSU’s recruiting hotbeds. He is a well-regarded head coach with a strong CEO style of hiring great assistants and letting them do their jobs. This will be a welcome approach for most FSU fans who grew frustrated with the slow paced, methodical and boring pro-style offense and a program largely micro-managed under their former Coach.

Taggart will likely change all current recruiting dynamics in Florida. No other school’s recruits are safe with the fresh-faced Taggart blowing in to town. Look for FSU to post another Top-5 class after Taggart gets his team in order and back into the living rooms of many players in his focus.

Taggart will inherit a program absolutely loaded with talent, yet perhaps a bit deflated after being misled by their former coach for the better part of a week. FSU routinely grabbed some of the best talent in nation and now it belongs to Willie Taggart.  The program boasts some of the best facilities in the nation with a still new $16M practice facility, new locker rooms, new team break rooms and a commitment to build a “football only” facility in the very near future.  No administration or Booster program has done more or shown greater commitment to its football program than FSU.

Luring Taggart away from the riches of Nike’s support and the Oregon Ducks program is a coup for FSU’s Trustee Ed Burr and President John Thrasher, even if the school’s athletics department seemed flat-footed at Fisher’s departure.

FSU is the nation’s winningest football program since 1980.  It is a major national brand that will likely only be enhanced under Taggart’s tenure.  Taggart can endear himself to FSU faithful immediately by fighting the ACC and TV networks for fewer noon games and recruiting and training better game officials.  However, what he must first do is recruit and then win.  If that happens, everting else will take care of itself.

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Scott Benson: You guys write this stuff no different than anyone else's story but no one can even get to your site on-line. weak. Go Ducks!
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USA Herald: Scott - we were the first to break the story on Willie Taggart announcing today that he was going to be the new head coach of FSU :)  
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Jim Reilly: You were also first to break that FSU would keep Fisher  
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Stephen Dyal: Got em  
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Jim Reilly: No response I see  
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Scott Benson: USA Herald no you were not. plus since no one could access your site do to your server being down, it wasn't the first reported. This has been going on all week and you're taking credit for being first. R U kidding all of us?  
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USA Herald: Jim Reilly Fisher was going to stay at FSU until the Texas deal turned into $75M...there was no keeping him then.  
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USA Herald: Scott Benson we were the first to report that Taggart would announce that he was taking the job today, and he did indeed. When we reported it you all said it was fake news, then it happened.  
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Jim Reilly: This was after he was offered the money. You reported FSU would match it which mean TAMU had to have an offer in order to match  
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Scott Benson: USA Herald Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman and reporter Brett McMurphy were first to report Taggart's decision to accept the Florida State job. i never said it was fake news but you guys didn't break it first.  
Posted ON : 12/05/2017