To begin, a disclaimer: this is by no means an endorsement, nor a rebuttal, of current Florida State interim head coach Odell Haggins becoming the next man to lead Seminoles football. We’ve spoken on that already, and how we feel it’s probably headed in another direction. This is just a report on the sentiments voiced by current ’Noles, so do with it as you will.
Of course, the following tweets prompt an important question: how much say should current players have in determining their next head coach?
#HireOdell pic.twitter.com/mSvvSpbU3n— HEAD HUNCHO (@marvinwilson21) November 13, 2019
I can answer it for you. Do It. The . pic.twitter.com/a3vsvQRwUT— Coop (@trenchmonster1) November 13, 2019
The best man for the job already in Tallahassee @FSUFootball pic.twitter.com/dSzGaYmUgw— cedric wood (@trouble__49) November 13, 2019
We want coach Odell ‼️— 16. (@king_durden35) November 13, 2019
#HireOdell ❗️ https://t.co/h7OT48FWJC— ASANTE SAMUEL Ⓜ️ (@godschild3_) November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019
The only way is the #NOLEWAY ‼️‼️‼️ #OdellForHC pic.twitter.com/dDt5ANcL7R— J Rob (@JanariusD1) November 13, 2019
Man been here through the good & the bad ! He knows the INS & OUTS of this program, & yall think he doesn’t know how to get it back on the right track ⁉️ FLORIDA STATE is written all over his face & if you don’t support him you’re fooling yourself! #HireOdell pic.twitter.com/5tsvxqUQM3— O C H O ² (@curt_8_) November 13, 2019
THE MAN WITH THE PLAN.... LET’S MAKE THAT HAPPEN..... pic.twitter.com/RI1nZ7UbX5— 14ReasonsWhy (@JaleelMcrae) November 13, 2019
HIRE ODELL— ϟ THOR ϟ (@JaidenWoodbey) November 13, 2019
#HireHim‼️ pic.twitter.com/YBOXBC5Ud2— Delo (@KalenDeloach) November 13, 2019
Of course, those are all defenders, some of whom have been coached by Haggins, so they may be a touch biased.
But the sentiments extend across the trench to the offensive line as well.
Definition Of Real! Odell For Head Coach #HIREODELL pic.twitter.com/U4dsCIW5Jy— Dontae “Da Pope” Lucas (@7totha8) November 13, 2019
NOLEWAY #HireOdell pic.twitter.com/A7jPKa94xT— Darius Washington (@jags9912) November 14, 2019
This Man Right Here Bleeds Florida State, Why Not Hire Him ? . #HireOdell #thenoleway pic.twitter.com/S6NKrOiMSd— Jalen Goss ひ (@Almighty__jayy4) November 13, 2019
#HireOdell https://t.co/bZRWaKSwyW— Christian Meadows (@ChristianMead17) November 13, 2019
This turns the question to you: how much input should players have as to their future head coach? To what degree should they be heard as loyal FSU advocates?