Willie Taggart

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Willie Taggart said : “That’s what we set out to do from the beginning: stop the run,” “That part was mission accomplished. We wanted to keep Price under 100” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought Nick was pretty much in control of what he had to do out on the field,” “I thought Posey and Mike and Willie Jr. were trying too hard early. I thought Mike caught on a little quicker and made some big plays for us. Javion and Willie Jr. were just missing some key reads” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought what we saw [Saturday] is kind of how they’ve been running the ball all spring,” “I’ve been really happy with our running backs this spring; felt like they’ve been running the ballwith some authority, and not running out of bounds, and not east or west. That’s going to be the key to our success: the way they run the football” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Just like guys at any other position, they’re competing their tails off this spring,” “I know we had a couple misses [Saturday] that were a little short” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I’m impressed with the young man," External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Going through last season was tough because you didn’t have spring ball, so you didn’t get a chance to evaluate coaches or players. You really didn’t know what you had until you went through the season and you saw it,” “At the end of the day, I made the changes that I did make some changes were made on my own, some weren’t I thought would better our football team” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I’ve been looking more forward to this one because now I understand our football team a lot better, and understand everything around here a lot better,” External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “One thing we’re trying to do is build a competitive roster, a competitive depth chart, and a competitive football team,” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “One thing we’re trying to do is build a competitive roster, a competitive depth chart, and a competitive football team,” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Good football players coming from good football teams,” “It helps to get local guys here, and the secondary is an area we got to continue to especially in this league have some DBs” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Mike brings tremendous experience to the defensive side of the ball. His pedigree, two national championships, countless players to the NFL and his wealth of knowledge speaks for itself. This is a home run for us,” External link

wkbn Friday, January 29, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Mike brings tremendous experience to the defensive side of the ball. His pedigree, two national championships, countless players to the NFL and his wealth of knowledge speaks for itself. This is a home run for us," External link

southernminn Friday, January 29, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Mike brings tremendous experience to the defensive side of the ball," External link

wptv Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "As a former head coach and defensive coordinator at Power 5 programs, he knows the importance of building a defensive staff that can teach and adjust," "The strength of our defense is their on-field communication and the band of brother culture" External link

wptv Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “After talking with him and his parents, this is where he wanted to be,” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I’m excited about the tight ends coming in,” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We feel good about the guys we have with us you just never know until you get them all signed,” “This is where a lot of them said they wanted to be. You wait until signing day to see how it all works out for you” External link

palmbeachpost Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought Nick did a good job of leading our offense,” “I thought he made some good decisions” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, December 11, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought James did a good job for us considering we didn’t know he was going to play [Thursday],” “Very happy and proud of James, because all year long he hadn’t been 100 percent” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, December 11, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s got to make the right reads,” “Javion will be fine. He’s got to correct them” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “In order for us to move forward with our offense we got to be able to throw the ball,” “We have some (receivers) good with the ball in their hands” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, December 4, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We haven’t faced a quarterback like him yet,” “He’s a football player. He does everything for them: run the ball and throw the ball” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, November 27, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I still think it’s a work in progress,” “We’re moving in the right direction, and we just have to keep going in that direction. We’re seeing the things we need to see when it comes to the improvement” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, November 23, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It’s great that our guys found a way to win,” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I love playing in this stadium,” “I wish we could play them all here” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “His decision-making wasn’t where we needed it to be,” “This is going to be a good lesson for Javion” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Walt and I texted a couple weeks ago when this was coming together,” “He wants to play some games and he understands that in order to get better, you got to play” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I saw what he was able to do in practice,” “For him to go out in his first start and back that up with that kind of performance was great” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I didn’t want to be that coach to lose this game,” “Felt great to see our guys put a game together” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They know we can be a lot better than where we’re at,” External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think it’s always open,” External link

palmbeachpost Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He was the MVP of the game on Saturday,” “He’s a weapon for us. He can change the field position, which he did a great job for us. We need him to continue to do that” External link

palmbeachpost Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “There was a slight chance of him playing,” “He ran around the other day, but hopefully he’ll be better next week” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We got to take the ball away when we can,” “We got to go after the ball, and that’s something we’ve been stressing to our defense. It starts with getting to the ball. Our defense getting takeaways helps our offense so much. When you get the takeaways then our offense doesn’t have to go so far to the endzone” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, November 6, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Ever since I’ve been a coach, I take pride in having a good defense,” “One thing about our offense is that we’re taking care of the football. There’s some things on offense we’re doing that are good, we just got to be more efficient at other things” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, November 6, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It was like Superman putting on his cape,” “He did a great job for us” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s big for our defense,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They play really hard on both sides of the ball,” “Makes a difference when you watch them throughout the year. They just try to do what they do really well” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 30, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought Nick’s done a great job in practice this week,” “Nick plays better when everyone else plays better” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 30, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Things that aren’t acceptable are the selfish penalties,” “Later in the game it extended drives, and got us behind offensively” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 26, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They’re doing a good job against the run,” “Just got to play smart football for four quarters. The touchdowns we gave up, we made mistakes on those plays” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 26, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Right now, in the world we live in, you never know,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They don’t do a lot but they do it really well,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “No one has come and said they wanted to opt out,” “Our guys have been great with how they’ve responded to it all” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 12, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I know we’re educating our guys daily. We talk to them and have protocols in place,” “It’s a pandemic, we don’t know how someone gets it. Our guys have been doing a good job, but this past week it was an outbreak we’ve never had before” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 12, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He runs hard, and with each week he gets more comfortable playing college football,” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We have to have a better rotation when it comes to those guys,” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 5, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I heard the defense fired up, and told the offense ‘we got your back,’” “They took the challenge. Our guys did that and I was really impressed. They didn’t fold and they didn’t give in” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 5, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think Nick’s feeling good,” “He got a victory and was a big part of the three touchdowns we had. His performance in the second half was big time. I think Nick calmed down in the second half and started to go through his reads and once he did that, things started to go for us on offense” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 5, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart told : “Nick has the most experience out of the guys, and he’s been consistent throughout training camp,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It’s going to be a challenge for us,” “They’re well coached. [Head coach Will Healy] has done a great job building that program and getting them where they’re at today. They’re 2-0 down here in our stadium, so that says a lot by itself” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 2, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We want to win this game,” “I want to see what kind of team we have. I know we practiced really well, and I know it’ll transfer on to the football field. [We are] not last year’s team” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 2, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We got to be able to stop the run,” “We can’t allow them to be able to do both. Got to make them earn everything they get” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 2, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “You start to ask yourself, ‘what are we doing wrong?’” “We knew there was a chance of this happening. It’s frustrating when you see other teams playing, and we’re not playing. It was unfortunate we didn’t get to play, and it wasn’t because of us” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, September 28, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It was exciting to see those guys back out there and seeing a smile on their face,” “I would say we got about five guys that aren’t back” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, September 28, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We won't be fully loaded, but we'll have enough," External link

wptv Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “As of now, the plan is to play [against USF],” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, September 21, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I’ve been really impressed with how he’s been practicing,” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, September 18, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We took a test (Tuesday) and we're waiting on those results to get back,” “If we have enough guys to play, we’re planning on playing” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think everyone is concerned with this virus,” “Each and every day we’re learning from it” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He was a ‘positive light’ in so many lives, and we will miss him dearly,” External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought it was a good first scrimmage,” “Thought we did some good things on both sides of the ball. Not anywhere we need to be from a game-ready situation. You could see at times we need more work, but luckily we have time to get that in” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They all made some good plays,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about error ) : “Eliminating mental error. That’s going to be key,” “I think we’re progressing well” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have to control the things we can and lessen the spread," "Stay around your teammates and stay away from anyone else. That’s something we are all in control of" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Brian White ) : "Once you communicate with them it makes it a little easier," "The guys have been doing things right. [Athletic Director Brian White] and I talk regularly about what’s going on to be successful and safe" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Having this week and a half of practice we have a better understanding of what we have as a football team at every position," "We’re still trying to evaluate the football team and make sure guys are in the right place, [so] we’ve been moving guys around. We haven’t solidified who’s our number one [at any position]. I can’t say that one guy or the other is better" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I love the fact Ryan comes to work with a great attitude," "He’s really excited about the opportunity in front of him. He loves being out there and competing" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I’ve been impressed with every quarterback," "Each day one of them will do something different" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I coach him just like I coach everyone else out there. There’s going to be no special treatment when it comes to him," "It is weird when he calls me coach, because for 18 years he’s been calling me dad" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It's been a lot different," External link

wptv Friday, August 7, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "They are all No. 1 right now and all competing, and they are excited to compete for the job," "I want to see what those guys can do because I have not had a chance to coach them yet. We finally get a chance to evaluate our guys, and normally get that chance during the spring, but could not" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We talked about it with our leadership council and made sure that we do a great job of educating our players to make a good decision for themselves," External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We’re treating it like an OTA and using this first week to hone in on fundamentals and techniques, since we did not have spring ball," External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "The guys walk through and exit certain doors, and do a great job wearing their masks," "We cannot have a full team in the locker room at one time, so there’s been an adjustment on how we watch film. None of them are complaining. If we want to play football, we have to adjust to the change" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I'm hoping for a full season, but we want to make sure we are ready to go," "We are listening to the rules and doing the best we can in keeping (the players) healthy to prepare them for a full season. When they tell us it is time for kickoff, we’ll be ready to go" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think there’s always a concern when you lose someone,” “Part of our jobs as coaches is to continue to develop guys and making sure we have guys in there to play. You gotta adjust as you go” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, June 29, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We plan on being here a long time,” External link

usaToday Friday, December 13, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He made FAU a better football program,” External link

usaToday Friday, December 13, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Glad to be here in paradise,” External link

usaToday Friday, December 13, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright and Florida State,” External link

highlandstoday Monday, November 4, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright at Florida State," "Building a program and a culture takes time, and I regret that we will not have the opportunity to continue to coach these incredible young men" External link

wsau Monday, November 4, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I want to thank the Florida State faithful for their support as we worked towards building a program that they could be proud of," "On behalf of my family and I, we wish Florida State nothing but the best and will be cheering on the Seminoles the rest of the way" External link

wsau Monday, November 4, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright and Florida State," External link

foxnews Monday, November 4, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright and Florida State," External link

wftv Monday, November 4, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

wptv Monday, November 4, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I wouldn’t say a significant step back,” “Yes, it’s a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn’t say it’s a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That’s how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win” External link

ChinaPost Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

fox13memphis Monday, November 4, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

seattlepi Monday, November 4, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

kiro7 Monday, November 4, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

wftv Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other,” “I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn’t about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well” External link

ChinaPost Friday, November 1, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other," "I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn't about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well" External link

eagletribune Friday, November 1, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other,” “I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn’t about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well” External link

seattletimes Friday, November 1, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other," "I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn't about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well" External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 1, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other," "I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn't about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well" External link

wftv Friday, November 1, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "You can throw the records out," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “You can throw the records out,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, October 28, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "You can throw the records out," External link

wftv Monday, October 28, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “You can throw the records out,” External link

seattletimes Monday, October 28, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I talked with James and he said he understood, and he’ll be ready when we call upon him,” “Of course, he wasn’t happy with it, but he handled it like a pro. He said ‘I trust you,’ and he’s going to be a good teammate, which he always is. And to see him the way he was on the sideline was good” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, October 28, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought he was a really good general out there and making sure guys were where they were supposed to be and what they’re supposed to do,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, October 28, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Very proud of our football team," "I thought our guys had unbelievable focus - a lot of distraction and they stayed locked in. We got to build off of it. And we have a 24-hour rule, so we're going to enjoy this and then it's immediately on to Miami" External link

wftv Sunday, October 27, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think we’re all trying to find a way to get back in the win column,” External link

highlandstoday Saturday, October 26, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think we're all trying to find a way to get back in the win column," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, October 25, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think we're all trying to find a way to get back in the win column," External link

wftv Friday, October 25, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We say this every week but it's true - can't turn the football over," "We've got to take care of the football. We didn't do a real good job of that, and we turned it over in critical situations" External link

wsoctv Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We say this every week but it's true - can't turn the football over," "We've got to take care of the football. We didn't do a real good job of that, and we turned it over in critical situations" External link

wftv Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We say this every week but it's true - can't turn the football over," "We've got to take care of the football. We didn't do a real good job of that, and we turned it over in critical situations" External link

actionnewsjax Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I really don’t buy into any of that talk. I watch the film and our guys and watch them and go off that,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Jim Leavitt ) : "He's brought a lot of positive energy. His enthusiasm is contagious," "You come to meetings in the morning, you hear coach Leavitt's voice, ‘Good morning. Ready to go to work.' It's just positive energy and it's contagious. Guys are feeding off of it" External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Jim Leavitt ) : "He's brought a lot of positive energy. His enthusiasm is contagious," "You come to meetings in the morning, you hear coach Leavitt's voice, ‘Good morning. Ready to go to work.' It's just positive energy and it's contagious. Guys are feeding off of it" External link

wftv Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart told : “I think it’s a hell of a bill. Whatever we can do to better and help our student-athletes is always a good thing,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “The goal is to graduate and get these young men a degree,” “It’s just a shame how many guys don’t get their degree, and I think with this bill, it would probably entice some guys to stay in school and make sure they get a degree. More importantly, just a win-win for the student-athlete overall if you do something like that” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought we did some good things and we did some things not so good. We can be better at it. When it came to protection-wise, there were times we broke down the protection,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We wanted to see how he'd go through warmups and everything, see how it felt," "Thought it would be best that we didn't put him in there" External link

wral Sunday, September 29, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Our guys are improving each and every week," "To have back-to-back ACC wins at home is big for our football team and big for where we're trying to go and get our program back to where we want to be" External link

wral Sunday, September 29, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "If James is healthy, James will start," External link

wsoctv Friday, September 27, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "What we saw is what we had been seeing since training camp," External link

wsoctv Monday, September 23, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Abdul Bello ) : "Hopefully he can get back in the swing of things and be able to try to help our football team this week," "Bello is doing a good job for us" External link

wsoctv Monday, September 23, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have things that we do internally to try to persuade our guys not to do that," External link

fox35orlando Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Alex Hornibrook ) : "We have some plays and things where we want to be able to get Alex in," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, September 20, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Alex Hornibrook ) : “We have some plays and things where we want to be able to get Alex in,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 20, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We have things that we do internally to try to persuade our guys not to do that,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have things that we do internally to try to persuade our guys not to do that," External link

wftv Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have things that we do internally to try to persuade our guys not to do that," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think it’s a great addition to our football staff and our football team to get someone of that quality and that experience to be in a defensive role,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, September 13, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think his knowledge of defense and his understanding of defense, his experience by itself is going to help,” “And again, just having him in that room, somebody that coach Barnett can lean on and talk to, it’s a plus for our football team” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, September 13, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think guys believe in me and believe in the plan and for our guys to continue to stay locked into the plan and not letting anything else take them off the plan,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Our football team is still learning how to win and they found a way tonight to get a W,” “It wasn’t pretty, but our guys did find a way to get that W and we're going to celebrate that win for 24 hours and get back to work and get ready for Virginia” External link

usaToday Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I thought our defense did a good job on first and second down to get them in those situations, and then on third down we didn't pressure," External link

eagletribune Friday, September 6, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It sends a message that you've got to take care of your business," External link

eagletribune Friday, September 6, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought our defense did a good job on first and second down to get them in those situations, and then on third down we didn’t pressure,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 6, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It sends a message that you’ve got to take care of your business,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 6, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I thought our defense did a good job on first and second down to get them in those situations, and then on third down we didn't pressure," External link

wftv Friday, September 6, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It sends a message that you've got to take care of your business," External link

wftv Friday, September 6, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “What happened was, on my radio show, we got a call from one of our great fans and they asked me what was our team doing,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “Willie Taggart, that would be me, ‘After going through last week and seeing our guys going down cramping and things, one thing we all talked about as a staff, I met with the staff, was that our guys gotta hydrate. And it can’t be on Friday and it can’t be on Thursday,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought in that game, I thought, when we pressured them, we played really good defense and when we sat back and we became a little passive, that’s when he completed a lot of passes in the ball game,” “Unfortunately, a lot of them (were) third-and-long. I thought our defense did a good job on first and second down to get them in those situations, and then on third down we didn’t pressure. He completed some passes in there. Again, we’ve got to be better fundamentally and technically in order to defend those plays. That’s coaching, and that’s our guys taking coaching and applying it on the football field” External link

highlandstoday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think everybody played a part in the mistakes. But I will say one game will not define this football team," External link

cbs46 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think everybody played a part in the mistakes. But I will say one game will not define this football team,” External link

dcourier Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think everybody played a part in the mistakes. But I will say one game will not define this football team," External link

brownsvilleherald Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think everybody played a part in the mistakes. But I will say one game will not define this football team,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We laid an egg in the second half,” “Things that we need to get better was finishing. We didn’t do that today. We’ve got to get back and look at what we did wrong and correct those things. Our football team has got to learn how to finish. Our football team has got to learn how to win again” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, September 1, 2019 5:43:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s excited about leading this football team,” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We feel good about the quarterback position,” “We feel like we have two guys there that can start a football game for us” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Sitting out last year wasn’t necessarily easy for him,” “He’s what a big-time college quarterback is supposed be like. He’s a young man that’s loyal to this program and more importantly he’s loyal to his teammates” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We just figured out who are No. 1 quarterback is,” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s excited about leading this football team,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We feel good about the quarterback position,” “We feel like we have two guys there that can start a football game for us” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Sitting out last year wasn’t necessarily easy for him,” “He’s what a big-time college quarterback is supposed be like. He’s a young man that’s loyal to this program and more importantly he’s loyal to his teammates” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We just figured out who are No. 1 quarterback is,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "He's excited about leading this football team," External link

wftv Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We feel good about the quarterback position," "We feel like we have two guys there that can start a football game for us" External link

wftv Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Sitting out last year wasn't necessarily easy for him," "He's what a big-time college quarterback is supposed be like. He's a young man that's loyal to this program and more importantly he's loyal to his teammates" External link

wftv Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We just figured out who are No. 1 quarterback is," External link

wftv Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s excited about leading this football team,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We feel good about the quarterback position,” “We feel like we have two guys there that can start a football game for us” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Sitting out last year wasn’t necessarily easy for him,” “He’s what a big-time college quarterback is supposed be like. He’s a young man that’s loyal to this program and more importantly he’s loyal to his teammates” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We just figured out who are No. 1 quarterback is,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I feel like toward the end of last season, Cam kind of really committed himself again to being the very best back that he can be, and you started to see a difference there toward the end of the season in him, and then this entire offseason. I think he just is committed to being the best Cam he can be,” “I think Cam is going back in Cam freshman mode. "Actually, we don’t want it to be the freshman mode, we want it to be better than the freshman mode. But also I think he’s matured and he understood, again, what we went through, and also understands what we’ve got to do in order to not see that again. I think he’s committed to doing that” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We are always going to count reps. You are going to count reps. You are going to count how a guy walks over here, how he is with his teammates,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 23, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “You want guys that are going to be in there and be consistent. Being consistent in executing and also being disciplined,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 23, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I spoke to coach Dugans, and again you can only imagine what he is going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family,” “We will get him back when coach Dugans is ready to come back, and I think it will be sooner rather than later. But we want him to take care of what he has to take care of. Just think about it, he has to bury his mom. He is an only child. It is tough” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 23, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Well, I think to restore that swagger, that comes with winning, and our guys understand we’ve got to win to get anything we want. We’ve got to go and win,” “But I think with our football team, now our guys understand what it takes to win. You don’t just show up on Saturdays and think you’re going to win ball games. Those little things that we’re asking them to do, they’re doing them now, and they’re holding their teammates accountable to doing those things. They’re setting a standard to what we want it to be and making sure everybody within the program is doing it that way. "Our players are doing that now, but they like where our football team is, I like where our staff is and we’ve got two more weeks and we’ll continue to get better. But I’m going to be excited to see our guys go out and compete and show you all what the new 2019 FSU football team is” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think last year my ego was telling me, ‘No, don’t give it up, coach.’ But my instincts were telling me that I should,” “And it was the first time that I was going against my instincts because of my ego. I pushed my ego out of the way for the betterment of the team and I think it’s going to pay off big time for us” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think last year my ego was telling me, 'No, don't give it up, coach.' But my instincts were telling me that I should," "And it was the first time that I was going against my instincts because of my ego. I pushed my ego out of the way for the betterment of the team and I think it's going to pay off big time for us" External link

wftv Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think last year my ego was telling me, 'No, don't give it up, coach.' But my instincts were telling me that I should," "And it was the first time that I was going against my instincts because of my ego. I pushed my ego out of the way for the betterment of the team and I think it's going to pay off big time for us" External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s looking good. You know, I’ve been surprised just how he’s been able to cut on his knee. I didn’t expect for him to be able to stop and go like the old Khalan,” “He’s been able to do that here, even with the knee brace on. That’s been really good to see. The kid is special and I know he’s excited about being back out there now” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Anthony Grant ) : “A lot of people are sleeping on Anthony Grant; he’s having one heck of a spring practice as well,” “And to get Khalan back, I think we all know — you all probably don’t necessarily know yet what Khalan can do — but he’s special. To see him healthy and back out there, that gives us a lot of strength on offense” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “With the portal thing, sometimes they’ve got a lot of people in their ear and they don’t know what to listen to,” “Sometimes you sit down and talk with them and make sure that they’re doing what’s best for them and not what they hear everyone else say is best for them. Landon loves Florida State; it’s where he wants to be and he’s showing that” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I expect Florida State to win and that hadn't changed," External link

wsoctv Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "The trust is there that wasn't there before," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Where this was different here was because all the other programs I had taken over, the head coach had gotten fired. Where this one, the head coach didn't get fired, he left. And that was different even for me in taking over the program because our kids were hurt," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have talent, but we didn't play up to that. We didn't have a team," "We now understand how important being a team, how important playing for your teammate is" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "The trust is there that wasn't there before," External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I talked to our guys in spring about the Virginia Tech game. What if we're down 21 to zero? How are we going to respond? It's like I spoke it into existence. I should have shut up," External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Where this was different here was because all the other programs I had taken over the head coach had gotten fired. Where this one the head coach didn't get fired, he left. And that was different even for me in taking over the program because our kids was hurt," External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have talent, but we didn't play up to that. We didn't have a team," External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “The trust is there that wasn’t there before,” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I talked to our guys in spring about the Virginia Tech game. What if we’re down 21 to zero? How are we going to respond? It’s like I spoke it into existence. I should have shut up,” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Where this was different here was because all the other programs I had taken over the head coach had gotten fired. Where this one the head coach didn’t get fired, he left. And that was different even for me in taking over the program because our kids was hurt,” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We have talent, but we didn’t play up to that. We didn’t have a team,” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think throughout the whole training camp, defense probably had an advantage, but [last Saturday] the tables turned a little bit,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "He's still with our football team," External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “As we build a new culture and foundation for FSU football, we have high expectations for all of our student-athletes and we will not shy away from those high standards of conduct. We are moving forward as a program” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT



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John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "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," External link

wsau Monday, November 4, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

foxnews Monday, November 4, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision," "I met with the team and coaches immediately after that conversation to let them know of the change. It was very important to us that the student-athletes know right away" External link

news4jax Monday, November 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

David Coburn added ( about Willie Taggart ) : "We deeply appreciate all that Coach Taggart has done for our program and wish him and his family nothing but the best," External link

news4jax Monday, November 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

wftv Monday, November 4, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

wptv Monday, November 4, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision," "I met with the team and coaches immediately after that conversation to let them know of the change. It was very important to us that the student-athletes know right away" External link

news4jax Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

David Coburn added ( about Willie Taggart ) : "We deeply appreciate all that Coach Taggart has done for our program and wish him and his family nothing but the best," External link

news4jax Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

David Coburn added ( about Willie Taggart ) : “We deeply appreciate all that Coach Taggart has done for our program and wish him and his family nothing but the best,” External link

wtsp Monday, November 4, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

fox13memphis Monday, November 4, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

seattlepi Monday, November 4, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

kiro7 Monday, November 4, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

wftv Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Richard Lapchick said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I think it’s difficult for minority coaches to do that because their circle of coaching jobs is so fragile anyway,” “It used to be a four- or five-year opportunity, and it’s now a two- or three-year opportunity. Willie Taggart has faced all kinds of pressure in Tallahassee in his first two years there” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, October 25, 2019 7:17:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “Willie Taggart, that would be me, ‘After going through last week and seeing our guys going down cramping and things, one thing we all talked about as a staff, I met with the staff, was that our guys gotta hydrate. And it can’t be on Friday and it can’t be on Thursday,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I just think that the biggest thing is there is a complete culture change, as well as all the schemes changing, and I think Willie realized the culture thing would be an issue. I'm not sure he realized how serious an issue it was going to be," "Certainly, I don't think any of us in administration realized what the impacts would be on the field of those two issues" External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I just think that the biggest thing is there is a complete culture change, as well as all the schemes changing, and I think Willie realized the culture thing would be an issue. I’m not sure he realized how serious an issue it was going to be,” “Certainly, I don’t think any of us in administration realized what the impacts would be on the field of those two issues” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Art Briles said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I am incredibly humbled by this opportunity and appreciate Coach Taggart’s trust in me,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, May 31, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

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Willie Taggart said : “That’s what we set out to do from the beginning: stop the run,” “That part was mission accomplished. We wanted to keep Price under 100” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought Nick was pretty much in control of what he had to do out on the field,” “I thought Posey and Mike and Willie Jr. were trying too hard early. I thought Mike caught on a little quicker and made some big plays for us. Javion and Willie Jr. were just missing some key reads” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought what we saw [Saturday] is kind of how they’ve been running the ball all spring,” “I’ve been really happy with our running backs this spring; felt like they’ve been running the ballwith some authority, and not running out of bounds, and not east or west. That’s going to be the key to our success: the way they run the football” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Just like guys at any other position, they’re competing their tails off this spring,” “I know we had a couple misses [Saturday] that were a little short” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I’m impressed with the young man," External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Going through last season was tough because you didn’t have spring ball, so you didn’t get a chance to evaluate coaches or players. You really didn’t know what you had until you went through the season and you saw it,” “At the end of the day, I made the changes that I did make some changes were made on my own, some weren’t I thought would better our football team” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I’ve been looking more forward to this one because now I understand our football team a lot better, and understand everything around here a lot better,” External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “One thing we’re trying to do is build a competitive roster, a competitive depth chart, and a competitive football team,” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:10:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “One thing we’re trying to do is build a competitive roster, a competitive depth chart, and a competitive football team,” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Good football players coming from good football teams,” “It helps to get local guys here, and the secondary is an area we got to continue to especially in this league have some DBs” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Mike brings tremendous experience to the defensive side of the ball. His pedigree, two national championships, countless players to the NFL and his wealth of knowledge speaks for itself. This is a home run for us,” External link

wkbn Friday, January 29, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Mike brings tremendous experience to the defensive side of the ball. His pedigree, two national championships, countless players to the NFL and his wealth of knowledge speaks for itself. This is a home run for us," External link

southernminn Friday, January 29, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Mike brings tremendous experience to the defensive side of the ball," External link

wptv Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "As a former head coach and defensive coordinator at Power 5 programs, he knows the importance of building a defensive staff that can teach and adjust," "The strength of our defense is their on-field communication and the band of brother culture" External link

wptv Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “After talking with him and his parents, this is where he wanted to be,” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I’m excited about the tight ends coming in,” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We feel good about the guys we have with us you just never know until you get them all signed,” “This is where a lot of them said they wanted to be. You wait until signing day to see how it all works out for you” External link

palmbeachpost Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought Nick did a good job of leading our offense,” “I thought he made some good decisions” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, December 11, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought James did a good job for us considering we didn’t know he was going to play [Thursday],” “Very happy and proud of James, because all year long he hadn’t been 100 percent” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, December 11, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s got to make the right reads,” “Javion will be fine. He’s got to correct them” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “In order for us to move forward with our offense we got to be able to throw the ball,” “We have some (receivers) good with the ball in their hands” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, December 4, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We haven’t faced a quarterback like him yet,” “He’s a football player. He does everything for them: run the ball and throw the ball” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, November 27, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I still think it’s a work in progress,” “We’re moving in the right direction, and we just have to keep going in that direction. We’re seeing the things we need to see when it comes to the improvement” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, November 23, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It’s great that our guys found a way to win,” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I love playing in this stadium,” “I wish we could play them all here” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “His decision-making wasn’t where we needed it to be,” “This is going to be a good lesson for Javion” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Walt and I texted a couple weeks ago when this was coming together,” “He wants to play some games and he understands that in order to get better, you got to play” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I saw what he was able to do in practice,” “For him to go out in his first start and back that up with that kind of performance was great” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I didn’t want to be that coach to lose this game,” “Felt great to see our guys put a game together” External link

palmbeachpost Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They know we can be a lot better than where we’re at,” External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think it’s always open,” External link

palmbeachpost Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He was the MVP of the game on Saturday,” “He’s a weapon for us. He can change the field position, which he did a great job for us. We need him to continue to do that” External link

palmbeachpost Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “There was a slight chance of him playing,” “He ran around the other day, but hopefully he’ll be better next week” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We got to take the ball away when we can,” “We got to go after the ball, and that’s something we’ve been stressing to our defense. It starts with getting to the ball. Our defense getting takeaways helps our offense so much. When you get the takeaways then our offense doesn’t have to go so far to the endzone” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, November 6, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Ever since I’ve been a coach, I take pride in having a good defense,” “One thing about our offense is that we’re taking care of the football. There’s some things on offense we’re doing that are good, we just got to be more efficient at other things” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, November 6, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It was like Superman putting on his cape,” “He did a great job for us” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s big for our defense,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They play really hard on both sides of the ball,” “Makes a difference when you watch them throughout the year. They just try to do what they do really well” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 30, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought Nick’s done a great job in practice this week,” “Nick plays better when everyone else plays better” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 30, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Things that aren’t acceptable are the selfish penalties,” “Later in the game it extended drives, and got us behind offensively” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 26, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They’re doing a good job against the run,” “Just got to play smart football for four quarters. The touchdowns we gave up, we made mistakes on those plays” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 26, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Right now, in the world we live in, you never know,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They don’t do a lot but they do it really well,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “No one has come and said they wanted to opt out,” “Our guys have been great with how they’ve responded to it all” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 12, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I know we’re educating our guys daily. We talk to them and have protocols in place,” “It’s a pandemic, we don’t know how someone gets it. Our guys have been doing a good job, but this past week it was an outbreak we’ve never had before” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 12, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He runs hard, and with each week he gets more comfortable playing college football,” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We have to have a better rotation when it comes to those guys,” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 5, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I heard the defense fired up, and told the offense ‘we got your back,’” “They took the challenge. Our guys did that and I was really impressed. They didn’t fold and they didn’t give in” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 5, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think Nick’s feeling good,” “He got a victory and was a big part of the three touchdowns we had. His performance in the second half was big time. I think Nick calmed down in the second half and started to go through his reads and once he did that, things started to go for us on offense” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, October 5, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart told : “Nick has the most experience out of the guys, and he’s been consistent throughout training camp,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It’s going to be a challenge for us,” “They’re well coached. [Head coach Will Healy] has done a great job building that program and getting them where they’re at today. They’re 2-0 down here in our stadium, so that says a lot by itself” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 2, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We want to win this game,” “I want to see what kind of team we have. I know we practiced really well, and I know it’ll transfer on to the football field. [We are] not last year’s team” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 2, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We got to be able to stop the run,” “We can’t allow them to be able to do both. Got to make them earn everything they get” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, October 2, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “You start to ask yourself, ‘what are we doing wrong?’” “We knew there was a chance of this happening. It’s frustrating when you see other teams playing, and we’re not playing. It was unfortunate we didn’t get to play, and it wasn’t because of us” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, September 28, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It was exciting to see those guys back out there and seeing a smile on their face,” “I would say we got about five guys that aren’t back” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, September 28, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We won't be fully loaded, but we'll have enough," External link

wptv Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “As of now, the plan is to play [against USF],” External link

palmbeachpost Monday, September 21, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I’ve been really impressed with how he’s been practicing,” External link

palmbeachpost Friday, September 18, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We took a test (Tuesday) and we're waiting on those results to get back,” “If we have enough guys to play, we’re planning on playing” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think everyone is concerned with this virus,” “Each and every day we’re learning from it” External link

palmbeachpost Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He was a ‘positive light’ in so many lives, and we will miss him dearly,” External link

palmbeachpost Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought it was a good first scrimmage,” “Thought we did some good things on both sides of the ball. Not anywhere we need to be from a game-ready situation. You could see at times we need more work, but luckily we have time to get that in” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “They all made some good plays,” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about error ) : “Eliminating mental error. That’s going to be key,” “I think we’re progressing well” External link

palmbeachpost Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have to control the things we can and lessen the spread," "Stay around your teammates and stay away from anyone else. That’s something we are all in control of" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Brian White ) : "Once you communicate with them it makes it a little easier," "The guys have been doing things right. [Athletic Director Brian White] and I talk regularly about what’s going on to be successful and safe" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Having this week and a half of practice we have a better understanding of what we have as a football team at every position," "We’re still trying to evaluate the football team and make sure guys are in the right place, [so] we’ve been moving guys around. We haven’t solidified who’s our number one [at any position]. I can’t say that one guy or the other is better" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I love the fact Ryan comes to work with a great attitude," "He’s really excited about the opportunity in front of him. He loves being out there and competing" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I’ve been impressed with every quarterback," "Each day one of them will do something different" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I coach him just like I coach everyone else out there. There’s going to be no special treatment when it comes to him," "It is weird when he calls me coach, because for 18 years he’s been calling me dad" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It's been a lot different," External link

wptv Friday, August 7, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "They are all No. 1 right now and all competing, and they are excited to compete for the job," "I want to see what those guys can do because I have not had a chance to coach them yet. We finally get a chance to evaluate our guys, and normally get that chance during the spring, but could not" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We talked about it with our leadership council and made sure that we do a great job of educating our players to make a good decision for themselves," External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We’re treating it like an OTA and using this first week to hone in on fundamentals and techniques, since we did not have spring ball," External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "The guys walk through and exit certain doors, and do a great job wearing their masks," "We cannot have a full team in the locker room at one time, so there’s been an adjustment on how we watch film. None of them are complaining. If we want to play football, we have to adjust to the change" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I'm hoping for a full season, but we want to make sure we are ready to go," "We are listening to the rules and doing the best we can in keeping (the players) healthy to prepare them for a full season. When they tell us it is time for kickoff, we’ll be ready to go" External link

palmbeachpost Friday, August 7, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think there’s always a concern when you lose someone,” “Part of our jobs as coaches is to continue to develop guys and making sure we have guys in there to play. You gotta adjust as you go” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, June 29, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We plan on being here a long time,” External link

usaToday Friday, December 13, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He made FAU a better football program,” External link

usaToday Friday, December 13, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Glad to be here in paradise,” External link

usaToday Friday, December 13, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright and Florida State,” External link

highlandstoday Monday, November 4, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright at Florida State," "Building a program and a culture takes time, and I regret that we will not have the opportunity to continue to coach these incredible young men" External link

wsau Monday, November 4, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I want to thank the Florida State faithful for their support as we worked towards building a program that they could be proud of," "On behalf of my family and I, we wish Florida State nothing but the best and will be cheering on the Seminoles the rest of the way" External link

wsau Monday, November 4, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright and Florida State," External link

foxnews Monday, November 4, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright and Florida State," External link

wftv Monday, November 4, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

wptv Monday, November 4, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I wouldn’t say a significant step back,” “Yes, it’s a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn’t say it’s a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That’s how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win” External link

ChinaPost Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

fox13memphis Monday, November 4, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

seattlepi Monday, November 4, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

kiro7 Monday, November 4, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I wouldn't say a significant step back," "Yes, it's a step back whenever you lose. I wouldn't say it's a significant step back. Again, the way you go forward, you go out and win ball games. We get a ball game next week up at BC and we got to go win. That's how we continue to move forward, go out and find a way to win" External link

wftv Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other,” “I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn’t about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well” External link

ChinaPost Friday, November 1, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other," "I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn't about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well" External link

eagletribune Friday, November 1, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other,” “I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn’t about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well” External link

seattletimes Friday, November 1, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other," "I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn't about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well" External link

actionnewsjax Friday, November 1, 2019 6:19:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It is a big-time rivalry, guys know each other, and they want to beat each other," "I think at the end of the day it comes down to that, going out and playing football. It isn't about what you said, it is about what you do. I look forward to our guys going out and playing well" External link

wftv Friday, November 1, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "You can throw the records out," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “You can throw the records out,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, October 28, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "You can throw the records out," External link

wftv Monday, October 28, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “You can throw the records out,” External link

seattletimes Monday, October 28, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I talked with James and he said he understood, and he’ll be ready when we call upon him,” “Of course, he wasn’t happy with it, but he handled it like a pro. He said ‘I trust you,’ and he’s going to be a good teammate, which he always is. And to see him the way he was on the sideline was good” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, October 28, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought he was a really good general out there and making sure guys were where they were supposed to be and what they’re supposed to do,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, October 28, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Very proud of our football team," "I thought our guys had unbelievable focus - a lot of distraction and they stayed locked in. We got to build off of it. And we have a 24-hour rule, so we're going to enjoy this and then it's immediately on to Miami" External link

wftv Sunday, October 27, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think we’re all trying to find a way to get back in the win column,” External link

highlandstoday Saturday, October 26, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think we're all trying to find a way to get back in the win column," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, October 25, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think we're all trying to find a way to get back in the win column," External link

wftv Friday, October 25, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We say this every week but it's true - can't turn the football over," "We've got to take care of the football. We didn't do a real good job of that, and we turned it over in critical situations" External link

wsoctv Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We say this every week but it's true - can't turn the football over," "We've got to take care of the football. We didn't do a real good job of that, and we turned it over in critical situations" External link

wftv Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We say this every week but it's true - can't turn the football over," "We've got to take care of the football. We didn't do a real good job of that, and we turned it over in critical situations" External link

actionnewsjax Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I really don’t buy into any of that talk. I watch the film and our guys and watch them and go off that,” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Jim Leavitt ) : "He's brought a lot of positive energy. His enthusiasm is contagious," "You come to meetings in the morning, you hear coach Leavitt's voice, ‘Good morning. Ready to go to work.' It's just positive energy and it's contagious. Guys are feeding off of it" External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Jim Leavitt ) : "He's brought a lot of positive energy. His enthusiasm is contagious," "You come to meetings in the morning, you hear coach Leavitt's voice, ‘Good morning. Ready to go to work.' It's just positive energy and it's contagious. Guys are feeding off of it" External link

wftv Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart told : “I think it’s a hell of a bill. Whatever we can do to better and help our student-athletes is always a good thing,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “The goal is to graduate and get these young men a degree,” “It’s just a shame how many guys don’t get their degree, and I think with this bill, it would probably entice some guys to stay in school and make sure they get a degree. More importantly, just a win-win for the student-athlete overall if you do something like that” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought we did some good things and we did some things not so good. We can be better at it. When it came to protection-wise, there were times we broke down the protection,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We wanted to see how he'd go through warmups and everything, see how it felt," "Thought it would be best that we didn't put him in there" External link

wral Sunday, September 29, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Our guys are improving each and every week," "To have back-to-back ACC wins at home is big for our football team and big for where we're trying to go and get our program back to where we want to be" External link

wral Sunday, September 29, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "If James is healthy, James will start," External link

wsoctv Friday, September 27, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "What we saw is what we had been seeing since training camp," External link

wsoctv Monday, September 23, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Abdul Bello ) : "Hopefully he can get back in the swing of things and be able to try to help our football team this week," "Bello is doing a good job for us" External link

wsoctv Monday, September 23, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have things that we do internally to try to persuade our guys not to do that," External link

fox35orlando Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Alex Hornibrook ) : "We have some plays and things where we want to be able to get Alex in," External link

actionnewsjax Friday, September 20, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Alex Hornibrook ) : “We have some plays and things where we want to be able to get Alex in,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 20, 2019 7:59:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We have things that we do internally to try to persuade our guys not to do that,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have things that we do internally to try to persuade our guys not to do that," External link

wftv Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have things that we do internally to try to persuade our guys not to do that," External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think it’s a great addition to our football staff and our football team to get someone of that quality and that experience to be in a defensive role,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, September 13, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think his knowledge of defense and his understanding of defense, his experience by itself is going to help,” “And again, just having him in that room, somebody that coach Barnett can lean on and talk to, it’s a plus for our football team” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, September 13, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think guys believe in me and believe in the plan and for our guys to continue to stay locked into the plan and not letting anything else take them off the plan,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Our football team is still learning how to win and they found a way tonight to get a W,” “It wasn’t pretty, but our guys did find a way to get that W and we're going to celebrate that win for 24 hours and get back to work and get ready for Virginia” External link

usaToday Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I thought our defense did a good job on first and second down to get them in those situations, and then on third down we didn't pressure," External link

eagletribune Friday, September 6, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It sends a message that you've got to take care of your business," External link

eagletribune Friday, September 6, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought our defense did a good job on first and second down to get them in those situations, and then on third down we didn’t pressure,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 6, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “It sends a message that you’ve got to take care of your business,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, September 6, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I thought our defense did a good job on first and second down to get them in those situations, and then on third down we didn't pressure," External link

wftv Friday, September 6, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "It sends a message that you've got to take care of your business," External link

wftv Friday, September 6, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “What happened was, on my radio show, we got a call from one of our great fans and they asked me what was our team doing,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “Willie Taggart, that would be me, ‘After going through last week and seeing our guys going down cramping and things, one thing we all talked about as a staff, I met with the staff, was that our guys gotta hydrate. And it can’t be on Friday and it can’t be on Thursday,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I thought in that game, I thought, when we pressured them, we played really good defense and when we sat back and we became a little passive, that’s when he completed a lot of passes in the ball game,” “Unfortunately, a lot of them (were) third-and-long. I thought our defense did a good job on first and second down to get them in those situations, and then on third down we didn’t pressure. He completed some passes in there. Again, we’ve got to be better fundamentally and technically in order to defend those plays. That’s coaching, and that’s our guys taking coaching and applying it on the football field” External link

highlandstoday Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think everybody played a part in the mistakes. But I will say one game will not define this football team," External link

cbs46 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think everybody played a part in the mistakes. But I will say one game will not define this football team,” External link

dcourier Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think everybody played a part in the mistakes. But I will say one game will not define this football team," External link

brownsvilleherald Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think everybody played a part in the mistakes. But I will say one game will not define this football team,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We laid an egg in the second half,” “Things that we need to get better was finishing. We didn’t do that today. We’ve got to get back and look at what we did wrong and correct those things. Our football team has got to learn how to finish. Our football team has got to learn how to win again” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, September 1, 2019 5:43:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s excited about leading this football team,” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We feel good about the quarterback position,” “We feel like we have two guys there that can start a football game for us” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Sitting out last year wasn’t necessarily easy for him,” “He’s what a big-time college quarterback is supposed be like. He’s a young man that’s loyal to this program and more importantly he’s loyal to his teammates” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We just figured out who are No. 1 quarterback is,” External link

highlandstoday Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s excited about leading this football team,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We feel good about the quarterback position,” “We feel like we have two guys there that can start a football game for us” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Sitting out last year wasn’t necessarily easy for him,” “He’s what a big-time college quarterback is supposed be like. He’s a young man that’s loyal to this program and more importantly he’s loyal to his teammates” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We just figured out who are No. 1 quarterback is,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "He's excited about leading this football team," External link

wftv Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We feel good about the quarterback position," "We feel like we have two guys there that can start a football game for us" External link

wftv Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Sitting out last year wasn't necessarily easy for him," "He's what a big-time college quarterback is supposed be like. He's a young man that's loyal to this program and more importantly he's loyal to his teammates" External link

wftv Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We just figured out who are No. 1 quarterback is," External link

wftv Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s excited about leading this football team,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We feel good about the quarterback position,” “We feel like we have two guys there that can start a football game for us” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Sitting out last year wasn’t necessarily easy for him,” “He’s what a big-time college quarterback is supposed be like. He’s a young man that’s loyal to this program and more importantly he’s loyal to his teammates” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We just figured out who are No. 1 quarterback is,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I feel like toward the end of last season, Cam kind of really committed himself again to being the very best back that he can be, and you started to see a difference there toward the end of the season in him, and then this entire offseason. I think he just is committed to being the best Cam he can be,” “I think Cam is going back in Cam freshman mode. "Actually, we don’t want it to be the freshman mode, we want it to be better than the freshman mode. But also I think he’s matured and he understood, again, what we went through, and also understands what we’ve got to do in order to not see that again. I think he’s committed to doing that” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We are always going to count reps. You are going to count reps. You are going to count how a guy walks over here, how he is with his teammates,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 23, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “You want guys that are going to be in there and be consistent. Being consistent in executing and also being disciplined,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 23, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I spoke to coach Dugans, and again you can only imagine what he is going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family,” “We will get him back when coach Dugans is ready to come back, and I think it will be sooner rather than later. But we want him to take care of what he has to take care of. Just think about it, he has to bury his mom. He is an only child. It is tough” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, August 23, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Well, I think to restore that swagger, that comes with winning, and our guys understand we’ve got to win to get anything we want. We’ve got to go and win,” “But I think with our football team, now our guys understand what it takes to win. You don’t just show up on Saturdays and think you’re going to win ball games. Those little things that we’re asking them to do, they’re doing them now, and they’re holding their teammates accountable to doing those things. They’re setting a standard to what we want it to be and making sure everybody within the program is doing it that way. "Our players are doing that now, but they like where our football team is, I like where our staff is and we’ve got two more weeks and we’ll continue to get better. But I’m going to be excited to see our guys go out and compete and show you all what the new 2019 FSU football team is” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think last year my ego was telling me, ‘No, don’t give it up, coach.’ But my instincts were telling me that I should,” “And it was the first time that I was going against my instincts because of my ego. I pushed my ego out of the way for the betterment of the team and I think it’s going to pay off big time for us” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think last year my ego was telling me, 'No, don't give it up, coach.' But my instincts were telling me that I should," "And it was the first time that I was going against my instincts because of my ego. I pushed my ego out of the way for the betterment of the team and I think it's going to pay off big time for us" External link

wftv Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I think last year my ego was telling me, 'No, don't give it up, coach.' But my instincts were telling me that I should," "And it was the first time that I was going against my instincts because of my ego. I pushed my ego out of the way for the betterment of the team and I think it's going to pay off big time for us" External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “He’s looking good. You know, I’ve been surprised just how he’s been able to cut on his knee. I didn’t expect for him to be able to stop and go like the old Khalan,” “He’s been able to do that here, even with the knee brace on. That’s been really good to see. The kid is special and I know he’s excited about being back out there now” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Anthony Grant ) : “A lot of people are sleeping on Anthony Grant; he’s having one heck of a spring practice as well,” “And to get Khalan back, I think we all know — you all probably don’t necessarily know yet what Khalan can do — but he’s special. To see him healthy and back out there, that gives us a lot of strength on offense” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “With the portal thing, sometimes they’ve got a lot of people in their ear and they don’t know what to listen to,” “Sometimes you sit down and talk with them and make sure that they’re doing what’s best for them and not what they hear everyone else say is best for them. Landon loves Florida State; it’s where he wants to be and he’s showing that” External link

orlandosentinel Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I expect Florida State to win and that hadn't changed," External link

wsoctv Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "The trust is there that wasn't there before," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Where this was different here was because all the other programs I had taken over, the head coach had gotten fired. Where this one, the head coach didn't get fired, he left. And that was different even for me in taking over the program because our kids were hurt," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have talent, but we didn't play up to that. We didn't have a team," "We now understand how important being a team, how important playing for your teammate is" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "The trust is there that wasn't there before," External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "I talked to our guys in spring about the Virginia Tech game. What if we're down 21 to zero? How are we going to respond? It's like I spoke it into existence. I should have shut up," External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "Where this was different here was because all the other programs I had taken over the head coach had gotten fired. Where this one the head coach didn't get fired, he left. And that was different even for me in taking over the program because our kids was hurt," External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "We have talent, but we didn't play up to that. We didn't have a team," External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “The trust is there that wasn’t there before,” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I talked to our guys in spring about the Virginia Tech game. What if we’re down 21 to zero? How are we going to respond? It’s like I spoke it into existence. I should have shut up,” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “Where this was different here was because all the other programs I had taken over the head coach had gotten fired. Where this one the head coach didn’t get fired, he left. And that was different even for me in taking over the program because our kids was hurt,” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “We have talent, but we didn’t play up to that. We didn’t have a team,” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “I think throughout the whole training camp, defense probably had an advantage, but [last Saturday] the tables turned a little bit,” External link

orlandosentinel Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : "He's still with our football team," External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said : “As we build a new culture and foundation for FSU football, we have high expectations for all of our student-athletes and we will not shy away from those high standards of conduct. We are moving forward as a program” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT



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John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "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," External link

wsau Monday, November 4, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

foxnews Monday, November 4, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision," "I met with the team and coaches immediately after that conversation to let them know of the change. It was very important to us that the student-athletes know right away" External link

news4jax Monday, November 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

David Coburn added ( about Willie Taggart ) : "We deeply appreciate all that Coach Taggart has done for our program and wish him and his family nothing but the best," External link

news4jax Monday, November 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

wftv Monday, November 4, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

wptv Monday, November 4, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision," "I met with the team and coaches immediately after that conversation to let them know of the change. It was very important to us that the student-athletes know right away" External link

news4jax Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

David Coburn added ( about Willie Taggart ) : "We deeply appreciate all that Coach Taggart has done for our program and wish him and his family nothing but the best," External link

news4jax Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

David Coburn added ( about Willie Taggart ) : “We deeply appreciate all that Coach Taggart has done for our program and wish him and his family nothing but the best,” External link

wtsp Monday, November 4, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

fox13memphis Monday, November 4, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

seattlepi Monday, November 4, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

kiro7 Monday, November 4, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

John Thrasher said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well," External link

wftv Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision,” External link

sun-sentinel Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Richard Lapchick said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I think it’s difficult for minority coaches to do that because their circle of coaching jobs is so fragile anyway,” “It used to be a four- or five-year opportunity, and it’s now a two- or three-year opportunity. Willie Taggart has faced all kinds of pressure in Tallahassee in his first two years there” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, October 25, 2019 7:17:00 AM EAT

Willie Taggart said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “Willie Taggart, that would be me, ‘After going through last week and seeing our guys going down cramping and things, one thing we all talked about as a staff, I met with the staff, was that our guys gotta hydrate. And it can’t be on Friday and it can’t be on Thursday,” External link

orlandosentinel Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : "I just think that the biggest thing is there is a complete culture change, as well as all the schemes changing, and I think Willie realized the culture thing would be an issue. I'm not sure he realized how serious an issue it was going to be," "Certainly, I don't think any of us in administration realized what the impacts would be on the field of those two issues" External link

wftv Monday, July 1, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

David Coburn said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I just think that the biggest thing is there is a complete culture change, as well as all the schemes changing, and I think Willie realized the culture thing would be an issue. I’m not sure he realized how serious an issue it was going to be,” “Certainly, I don’t think any of us in administration realized what the impacts would be on the field of those two issues” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 1, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Art Briles said ( about Willie Taggart ) : “I am incredibly humbled by this opportunity and appreciate Coach Taggart’s trust in me,” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, May 31, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT