FSU Head Coach Willie Taggart Fired

Nov 3, 2019

Florida State University Football Head Coach Willie Taggart has been fired effective immediately.


Florida State head coach Willie Taggart, right, disagrees with the referee in the first half of NCAA college football game against Miami in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
Credit Mark Wallheiser / AP Photo

FSU is 4-5 under Willie Taggart after losing their annual rivalry game to the University of Miami 27-10. Overall Taggart’s record was 9-12 as the FSU Head Coach. 


After losing to Miami, the Seminoles had lost all 5 games to their in-conference rivals while under Coach Taggart’s lead. Last season FSU went 5-7, missing a bowl game for the first time since 1981. The team is now 4-5. Their remaining games are versus Boston College, Alabama State, and the University of Florida.


Willie Taggart’s contract buyout is $17 million.