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Willie Taggart addresses the media following Florida State’s victory over Louisville

A much-needed win for the Seminoles

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Willie Taggart addressed the media following Florida State’s, 35-24 victory over the Louisville Cardinals and he spoke on a variety of topics.

Most importantly Taggart expressed how big this win was for Florida State’s football team. Taggart opened the press conference with this statement, “Big win for our football team. Proud of this football team. Each week we keep improving. For our guys to come here and play the way they did and play the fourth quarter and find a way to win the ballgame was big for our football team, a much-needed win for our football team, Again, always great to play at Doak Campbell and great to have our fans there help us along the way. Great win for the Noles.”

Taggart further talked about how Florida State battled back in the face of adversity. The second-year head coach said, “They kept fighting. Guys just kept fighting. We had some playmakers that stepped up and made some big plays for us when we needed them to make the plays. The play DJ Matthews made was big and the play that Terry had there in the fourth quarter was big for us. (They) Just kept playing. Didn’t get down on themselves. They made the plays we needed them to make.”

One of those play makers who stepped up to the task was QB2 Alex Hornibrook. Taggart had nothing but praise for the transfer QB, “Alex came in and did a good job for us. Came in the third series of the game and led our team down and scored a touchdown. When James got hurt, for him to come in and lead our team was big for us. I think it showed his experience and how mature he is. Game wasn’t too big for him; the moment wasn’t too big for him. He was ready for it. Another example of our football team, a guy stepping up when that opportunity came. It’s so important. We always tell our guys that. You never know. You’re got to be ready. (I’m) proud the young man was ready for his opportunity.

Taggart also had little to update on the Seminoles’ injuries, but watch the full press conference below:

Willie Taggart Postgame Conference: Louisville

Posted by on Saturday, September 21, 2019

(Full interview transcribed by ASAPSports)