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FSU Losing Patience With Willie Taggart and Have Urban Meyer Atop Their Wish List

WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 19: Head coach Willie Taggart of the Florida State Seminoles  watches his team during the first half of their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field on October 19, 2019 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Despite the addition of a couple of new coordinators, including OC Kendal Briles, it's the same old song and dance for Willie Taggart and Florida State. The Seminoles are a shell of what they were in the Bobby Bowden and Jimbo Fisher regimes, as Taggart has led them to a 3-4 record this year and an 8-11 record overall.

The boosters and administration aren't thrilled with Taggart, and are apparently already lining up his replacement. And sitting atop their wish list is Urban Meyer, whom they hope to lure down to Tallahassee rather than give Taggart one more year to fix things.

Meyer, currently the assistant athletic director at Ohio State and an analyst for FOX, declared vehemently that he would not go back into coaching after resigning as the head coach in Columbus. It goes without saying that Meyer, who transformed Bowling Green, Utah, and Florida overnight, would be an A+ hire.

FSU's backup plan is to attempt to woo Brian Kelly, currently in charge at Notre Dame, away from South Bend.

Be it through poor recruiting, development, or scheme, the Seminoles have become a completely average team in a conference designed for them, Miami, and Clemson to dominate every year. The question of Taggart's firing is a matter of when, not if, given how this season has progressed.