New coach Taggart demands better facilities at FSU
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS12) —
One of the reasons why Jimbo Fisher said he left Florida State for Texas A and M was because the Seminoles' facilities are not good enough.
Even though Willie Taggart hasn't coached a game in Tallahassee yet, he is saying the same thing.
The University is in the early stages of creating a new standalone football facility. The team currently uses the Coyle Center for team meetings and press conferences, but they share that with other teams. It was renovated in 2004.
Taggart told media at ACC Spring meetings Wednesday: "We need an upgrade big-time. I just don't think we need to band-aid anything anymore. We can't get behind. That's for sure."
Taggart was a busy man Tuesday - he also stopped by Jacksonville to help announce that the Seminoles will open the 2019 season, at the home of the Jaguars against Boise State. This wasn't exactly a secret - but now it becomes official - and Taggart says its a great opportunity for his players, to not only play in an NFL stadium, but also play where former 'Noles are becoming NFL studs.
Jaguars defensive stars Jalen Ramsey and Telvin Smith are FSU alums. The 'Noles are scheduled to play at Boise State in 2020.