When is Florida State Going to Fire Willie Taggart?

SYRACUSE, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  Head coach Willie Taggart of the Florida State Seminoles speaks with officials during the second quarter against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on September 15, 2018 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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After an atrocious play call to end yesterday's loss to Virginia, it feels like Willie Taggart's seat can't get any hotter.

Florida State blew a late lead against the Cavaliers and had the chance to fix their mess, but rushed the play instead, falling to 1-2 on the 2019 NCAA season. Taggart has played the blame game and pointed fingers despite being the head coach of the team. Really?

With a buyout out of the question, FSU seems stuck, unless they fire him. The Seminoles have put together a 6-9 record since Taggart signed on, and yet, that record doesn't exemplify just how much the program has fallen apart with the 43-year-old coach steering the ship.

The ACC is undoubtedly ruled by Clemson and if FSU is satisfied with being compared to hot garbage, then by all means, hold onto Taggart and never let him go. But for the sake of the fans' sanity, it's time to free Willie.

Let's face it -- Taggart hasn't impressed since going 11-2 with South Florida in 2016, and a pit stop in Oregon turned out to be a way for him to secure more money with Florida State. If the university's football program hasn't thought about letting Taggart go, now's the time to think, and do it fast.