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Willie Taggart speaks to the media following FSU’s loss to Miami

“I thought offensively and special teams, we didn’t come to play”

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Willie Taggart spoke to the media following the Seminoles ugly loss to the Miami Hurricanes, 27-10 on Saturday afternoon in Doak Campbell Stadium.

Taggart opened the press conference by stating that the Seminoles needed to get better fast in preparation for BC. Penalties and we didn’t do anything offensively to flip the field position. “We didn’t come to play.”

Willie emphasized that the whole team was disappointed in the loss and all around everyone has to be better. “Well, it was frustrating. I mean, they’re all upset, disappointed. But they also know we got to play winning football. You can’t have those penalties. We got to block. We got to be where we’re supposed to be. And then we got do a better job as coaches. Make sure our guys are in the right place, the right place to make plays.”

The 2nd-year head coach also discussed the non-usage of James Blackman and how the WildCam was used less due to him battling a toe injury all week. Taggart mentioned that he didn’t think Hornibrook wasn’t the problem offensively, saying “I didn’t think it was Hornibrook. He was getting hit quite a bit. I will say we probably could have got rid of the ball a little early at times, but, no, we just weren’t doing a good job protecting and the run blocking.”

Willie also spoke about how disappointing the loss is for not just him and his team but also the fans. He knows the only way to win fans over is to win ball games, and he stressed the team would continue to push to do that.

He also spoke of how FSU continues to build as a program and bounce back from tonight, as he acknowledged that it was a step back for the program, “Yes, it’s a step back whenever you lose... Again, the way we go forward, you go out and win ball games.”

Willie finished off his press conference stating that this team has still shown improvement, but at the end of the day results matter and they have to win games on a consistent basis:

Willie Taggart Postgame Press Conference: Miami

Willie Taggart talks to the media following Florida State's disappointing loss to rival Miami.

Posted by on Saturday, November 2, 2019