FSU Fans Are Stuck With Willie Taggart Whether They Like it Or Not

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Willie Taggart of the Florida State Seminoles looks on against the Louisville Cardinals in the third quarter of the game at Cardinal Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Florida State came from behind to win 28-24. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Florida State v Louisville | Joe Robbins/Getty Images

If any FSU fan can find $17 million lying around, they can give it to Willie Taggart and become a university hero. After the dehydration fiasco following a loss to Boise State during Week 1, the Seminoles narrowly escaped with an overtime victory against Louisiana-Monroe to even up their record at 1-1.

While many NCAA Football fans may be less than thrilled with what Taggart has brought to the team, chances of buyout negotiations with Taggart would be slim to none, given the ludicrous expense (the aforementioned $17 million) it would require.

Taggart left Oregon to secure big money and coach the team he's been a longtime fan of, nabbing a contract through January 2024 with most of his contract guaranteed.

Even if Taggart would willingly part with 15% of his current contract, there's no doubt that FSU would receive some backlash for paying big bucks to a coach who hadn't accomplished anything with the program.

Much to the disappointment of Seminoles fans, Taggart is sure to stay at FSU for the time being, especially with the school hiring his former Oregon defensive coordinator, Jim Leavitt. Perhaps together the two can make some strides in the right direction.