Florida State announces termination of Willie Taggart’s contract

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WMBB)– Florida State University announced on Sunday that Willie Taggart has been fired as head football coach.

FSU athletic director David Coburn made the announcement in a statement.

The University reportedly raised $20 million dollars in private donations to buy out what was left on Taggart’s contract.

Odell Haggins will serve as the team’s interim coach.

Haggins served in the same capacity for the Seminoles’ final two games of the 2017 season following the departure of Jimbo Fisher.

“I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well, but in the interest of the university we had no choice but to make a change,” said Florida State University President John Thrasher. 

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