The Seminoles fell 24-3 to Virginia Tech on opening night. David Visser breaks down what went wrong.
The offense failed to score a touchdown at home for the first time since 2008. Check out our observations from an anemic offensive night.
Yeah, it was that bad.
Of Florida State's 63 offensive plays tonight, 35 went for 0 or negative yards (55.5%).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 4, 2018
That is the highest percentage of negative plays for the Seminoles since Nov, 25, 2006 against Florida. pic.twitter.com/qKWcOfgFlK
Taggart said that the slew of mistakes Monday night are certainly correctable. Hear Taggart’s full post-game press conference here.
Bud Elliott explains how the red-zones struggles against the Hokies are uncharacteristic of a Willie Taggart offense.
The coaching staff and players are eager to get back to work in a full effort to avenge for an ugly, season-opening loss. For many, the glass is “half-full.”
It was a horrible debut for Willie Taggart, but remember, he inherited an Independence Bowl team. It was never going to be an overnight fix. Especially that O-line.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 4, 2018
Paul Myerberg agrees.
Florida State looking like a team that went 7-6 last year and is playing its first game under a new coaching staff with new schemes against a ranked opponent— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) September 4, 2018
The Seminoles received some good news before the game began, as elite safety Nick Cross announced his commitment to the Garnet & Gold.
The number one recruit in the nation for 2019, Kayvon Thibodeaux, was also in the building for Monday night’s game.
The National Champion Florida State softball team was honored at the end of the first quarter Monday night, shortly after the team received its championship rings.