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FSU’s Willie Taggart on effort, the QB situation, and handing over play-calling duties after NC State loss

Fewer answers than questions.

NCAA Football: Florida State at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

A big storyline from last week’s embarrassing Florida State loss to Clemson was effort, and while the Seminoles once again wore a lopsided defeat today against North Carolina State, head coach Willie Taggart was very pleased with a few things— and he opened his postgame press conference by complimenting FSU’s effort. Taggart lauded his squad, even: “I love this football team.”

He was also beyond impressed by receiver Tamorrion Terry, who was sensational in catching five balls for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Said Taggart of Terry: “I wish everybody played like him.”

Another player who stood out in a positive way for Florida State was quarterback James Blackman, who Taggart said got his first start of the season because Deondre Francois was banged up. However, Taggart offered a bit of a grin when asked about who the starter would be moving forward; coaches, he said, will examine the situation throughout the coming week, as the ’Noles prepare for what should be a difficult road trip to Notre Dame. Taggart also spoke about relinquishing play-calling responsibilities to offensive coordinator Walt Bell, fourth-down decisions, and his team sticking together.

Included below is video of Taggart’s full presser.