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FAMU head coach Willie Simmons reacts to Taggart's firing

08 November 2019

It has been completely downhill for the Seminoles since, leading to the recent firing of head coach Willie Taggart after less than two seasons.

Taggart's buyout is expected to cost $18 million.

Defensive line coach Odell Haggins was named interim head coach.

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Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN also spoke with Stoops, who told him that he had not spoken to anyone in the state of Florida and was "not a candidate". "It was very important to us that the student-athletes know right away".

Fisher opened up about said decision on Wednesday with a thoughtful quote.

Recently, there has been talk that Stoops was nearing a deal with Florida State University.

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Because the rumor mill involving the former Oklahoma coach and the Seminoles' opening already is spinning, with some reports suggesting a deal was almost finalized for him to replace Willie Taggart.

Taggart said he was dismayed to be dismissed in a statement released on his Twitter account.

I don't doubt he'd be solid whether it be here, Florida State or pretty much at any other major program but at this point, save the national championship he won now 20 seasons ago, isn't he the same exact guy Brian Kelly is? "Building a program and a culture takes time, and I regret that we will not have the opportunity to continue to coach these incredible young men". He came to Florida State after one season at OR (7-5 in 2017).

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Discord over Willie Taggart's performance have been going since the first loss of the season. "I wish him nothing but the best".

FAMU head coach Willie Simmons reacts to Taggart's firing