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Past, present, and future FSU football players react to the firing of Willie Taggart

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The good, the bad, and the ugly

NCAA Football: Louisville at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday afternoon, Florida State University released a statement relieving Willie Taggart of his head coaching duties less than two years into his tenure. Odell Haggins was named interim head coach effective immediately for the second time of his career as Florida State prepares to head up to Boston College.

Shortly after the news broke, Willie Taggart took to Twitter to release a short statement. Former, current, and high school recruits/targets expressed their thoughts on social media and the reactions were vastly different.

Sophomore DB Jaiden Woodbey

Freshman LB Jaleel McRae

Redshirt Freshman DE Jamarcus Chatman

Redshirt freshman WR Warren Thompson

Sophomore WR Keyshawn Helton

Redshirt junior OL Jay Williams

Freshman OL Ira Henry

Redshirt sophomore DT Cory Durden

2022 QB commit Chad Mascoe

2021 DB target Tyler Pugh

2020 DE commit Morven Joseph

2020 DE target Reggie Grimes visited Tallahassee this weekend with his father and the Sr. didn’t have too much to say.

Former FSU DT Jacobbi McDaniel

Deion Sanders had some thoughts:

Former FSU DE Travis Johnson

We will continue to update this article as the reactions to Taggart’s firing come in. Obviously, with coaching changes and program uncertainty, high school players will waiver in their commitments and we will see the some of the consequences of Taggart’s firing.