Willie Taggart's QB Rotation is Ruining Florida State's Offense

TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Willie Taggart of the Florida State Seminoles during the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on September 22, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles defeated the Huskies 37 to 19. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Northern Illinois v Florida State | Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

When you're on the road in college football and set to square off against the No.2 team in the nation, it's paramount that you develop some sort of rhythm on offense within your first few drives. If you don't, well, you're going to be in for a long day at the office.

That is exactly the case with Wille Taggart and Florida State's offense on Saturday against the Clemson Tigers.

Taggart, for reasons we don't understand in the slightest, substituted starting quarterback James Blackman after two drives that resulted in zero points on the scoreboard for the Seminoles.

The thing here is that Florida State's offense didn't look terrible with Blackman under center. Still, Taggart brought in Alex Hornibrook, who threw an interception within his first couple of snaps that gave Clemson, already up 14-0, tremendous field position.

We get the fact that Taggart didn't want to fall behind early -- that happened anyway for those wondering -- but not letting either of his quarterbacks establish any rhythm or momentum is essentially a death sentence on the road in Death Valley.

Heck, that strategy would be playing with fire if FSU was playing in front of their home fans at Doak Campbell Stadium.

We don't want to take anything away from the Tigers, as Dabo Swinney had his side more than ready to get after it today, but Taggart surely made things easier for their ACC rival.

He needs to pick one quarterback and stick with him the rest of the way if the Seminoles stand any chance at saving their season.