Willie Taggart Taggart Era Off To Rough Start As Noles Fall To Virginia Tech By Ryan Dailey • Sep 4, 2018 Paul Dam / WFSUNews The Florida State University football team suffered a crushing loss to open the season at home against Virginia Tech. The Hokies upended the ‘Noles 24-3 during Willie Taggart’s coaching debut. FSU Introduces New Football Coach Willie Taggart By Nick Evans • Dec 6, 2017 Nick Evans Florida State University introduced Willie Taggart Wednesday as the school’s new football coach. The school is paying $30 million dollars over six years to lure Taggart away from the University of Oregon. FSU Moves Ahead With Football Coach Search As Fisher Welcomed In Texas By Lynn Hatter • Dec 4, 2017 Former Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher says accepting a job at Texas A&M University was a no-brainer. He issued his first statement Monday after splitting from FSU last week.