The hits keep coming for Willie Taggart and Florida Point out.
The embattled head coach of the embattled soccer program dismissed troubling Deondre Francois from the staff Saturday immediately after the Seminoles’ now former starting off quarterback was accused of domestic violence in a social media write-up. His former girlfriend walked again some of her abuse allegations Monday, expressing he never ever hit her.
But the actuality continues to be that Francois is no more time at FSU — he’s formally in the transfer portal — and Taggart’s quarterback woes proceed.
This most current drama underlines the actuality that anything seems to be heading completely wrong as Taggart heads into his 2nd time, which looms as make or crack.
What, specifically, offers you any assurance in FSU at this level?
We know Taggart turned points all around at USF, his springboard to Oregon and now FSU, and that he delights in proving folks completely wrong. But the hole he has dug in Tallahassee is actual and deep.
Now only redshirt sophomore James Blackman has any actual encounter. His backup could be a walk-on.
This immediately after a dizzyingly terrible 5-7 debut. This immediately after Taggart, in what just can’t be considered just about anything but a desperate go, employed Kendal Briles as offensive coordinator late last year. Briles is gifted. He also missing his job at Baylor immediately after a sexual assault scandal introduced down his father, head coach Artwork Briles. Beautiful.
Taggart’s bread and butter, recruiting, has yet to wow anyone with the Seminoles’ 2019 course. FSU is rated 16th nationally as Wednesday’s signing day looms, at present the 2nd-worst demonstrating by FSU in the Rivals period (since 2002).
Seem, there was an fantastic chance that Francois wasn’t heading to be the quarterback upcoming time anyway. Maybe if he’d gained a countrywide title. But that’s not the level. The level is that FSU seems like a mess at the instant and Taggart is managing the present.
He is also part of a negligence lawsuit, alongside with FSU strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde, introduced by former Oregon gamers in relationship with powerful offseason routines that still left some gamers hospitalized in Eugene.
In other news, as documented by Tampa Bay Situations school author Matt Baker, 4 of the seven FSU quarterbacks recruited concerning 2012 and 2016 have possibly been suspended or still left faculty involuntarily. Beautiful.
No a person is attempting to say this does not materialize at other universities, nevertheless FSU could have the difference of obtaining a Heisman winner and countrywide champion alongside the way. What is completely wrong is completely wrong, even if it wasn’t again then, beneath Jimbo Fisher. Francois necessary to get the boot. But how does this mess support Taggart? Being fifty percent damaged is never ever the way to start out make or crack.
Immediately after an terrible begin, Taggart keeps having difficulties to figure this out. He is shedding the optics battle. On the bright aspect, the 2019 schedule looks simpler than last time. A 5- begin could be possible. But I wouldn’t wager on it.
I wouldn’t wager on just about anything in Tallahassee at this level.
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