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Willie Taggart on Clemson prep, kicker competition, and overall improvement

“Winning is Living”

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Florida State football coach Willie Taggart spoke with the media on a variety of topics prior to the Seminoles’ short media viewing period during Monday morning’s practice.

The Seminoles have two weeks to prepare to face the No. 2 ranked Clemson Tigers on the road. As kickoff looms, Taggart addressed how Florida State will attack its game preparation. He said, “I think you have to do both. It’s a great Clemson team, so you can’t practice just one week and think you’re going to knock them off. We’ve got to work on us. We have to understand Clemson and what they are doing, but we’ve got to really work on us. I’ve said it before, but it will always be that way: it’s about Florida State. We’re going to need to be at our best against Clemson at their place.” He further emphasized that “this bye week practice is going to say a lot about our football team and where we’re at.”

Taggart also addressed Jim Leavitt’s impact on the team, the defense’s improvement, kicker competition during the bye week and more. See the full interview below:

Willie Taggart Bye Week (and Clemson prep) Media Availability

Posted by on Monday, September 30, 2019

The Willie Taggart Talk Show will air live from Bricks & Brass beginning at 7 p.m. Monday. Afterwards, there will be no additional media opportunities until the game week media schedule resumes on Monday, Oct. 7 with Coach Taggart’s weekly noon press conference.