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Nyqwan Murray believes an up-tempo offense plays to Florida State’s strengths

The junior wide receiver sees the benefits of an offense like Willie Taggart’s.

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Junior wide receiver Nyqwan Murray
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The arrival of Willie Taggart at Florida State will bring with it an energy to the Seminoles’ offensive attack.

In Oregon’s first 12 games this season under Taggart, the Ducks ran 875 plays. Florida State, meanwhile, has run 734 plays through its first 12 games, 122nd out of 130 FBS teams.

At a program with as much skill-position talent as Florida State, it makes sense to utilize those weapons. Taggart plans on using them to his advantage and junior wide receiver Nyqwan Murray is totally on board with that.

“Coach [Taggart] is ready to light the scoreboard up. He told me he’s ready to do some big things. Score on three plays, put 50 points up on people, not be on the field too long,” Murray said of his early talks with Taggart. “It’s a huge bonus because we have so many weapons. Everybody is going to get used in this offense....We’re going to keep the defense on their toes.”

Look below for the full interview with Murray from after Tuesday’s practice:

Nyqwan Murray on music at Florida State Seminoles Football practice, staying focused on the bowl game despite the new head coach.

Posted by on Tuesday, December 19, 2017