Interim head coach Odell Haggins showed his support and love for Florida State in his post-game press conference Saturday, following FSU’s 42-10 win over ULM.
"Florida State, if you look at the south end zone of the stadium, unconquered. Remember that. We haven't gone anywhere, and we're not going anywhere. Florida State University."
When asked about what the moment was like, Haggins always steered his answer toward the players, his true reason for being here.
“I'm just happy for our kids.”
When asked if he will join Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M, the interim declined to comment on the matter, but answered questions regarding his upcoming recruiting plans. Haggins gave a little summary of the next few weeks and what he has scheduled.
The former FSU head coach spoke with Haggins after the long-time DL coach was given the interim head coach title.
“[Fisher] said: ‘Odell, you're the man for it.’ I said coach, I got it...I wish (Jimbo) the best of luck.”
When asked if he was going to pursue the Florida State head coaching vacancy, Haggins declined to comment, before reversing course and answering the question just 30 seconds later.
"I'm not trying to get this job. The reason I'm saying this, as a coach, as a former player at FSU, is I can impact lives."
Haggins said he was well prepared for the situation, thanks to his lifelong mentor Mickey Andrews.
“I was trained well by a man named Mickey Andrews. That's my mentor in life. As soon as [Athletic Director Stan] Wilcox called me, I said let’s go.”