“Average teammates are INTERESTED in their teammates. Great teammates are INVESTED in their teammates.” – Tom Crean Don’t get fooled by the win-loss record, the most important thing for first year coach is recruiting – assembling the talent necessary to have sustained excellence. Obviously wins and losses can impact recruiting, but it’s not a consistent,
Let’s look at this season at the half way point, comparing what FSU fans expected from Willie Taggart and what he’s delivered. The Coach We Expected Optimism was sky high for FSU when Taggart took over. Fans saw Jimbo Fisher quit on them and his replacement state emphatically that this was THE destination job for
“Old Heads! Stop acting brand new like 2Pac ain’t have a nose ring too. Nobody wins when the family feuds…” Shawn Corey Carter This generation is interesting. They just operate differently. The mumble rap, the androgynous style of dress with skinny jeans, man buns and purses, the dances, the hippity hop. All this just seems
Spring is the perfect metaphor for the college football fan. You’ve gone seemingly months without ANY TYPE of football so the brief spring installment period gives you a reprieve from the drought. This is especially true for fans of Florida State. After this past season, the program needed new life. Insert Willie Taggart and friends.
The last FSU football practice I attended, I heard Willie Taggart give a simple edict that he wanted players to remember about being Noles under his leadership. I thought it was interesting and can actually sum up the way folks are going to judge the Taggart era. It’s the four fights the players will have
When most people hear “spread offense,” they have visions of four wide receivers and teams flinging the ball all around the field. That’s a fair assessment to an extent, as the offense is designed to create individual matchups in the secondary, but few think about spreading a defense out with offensive lineman gaps. One of
The most lackluster position group for Florida State in its recent history has been wide receiver. FSU consistently has signed blue-chip prospects, only to see them be forgotten or not achieve the kind of success that fans envisioned. Even with three quarterbacks (Christian Ponder, E.J. Manuel and Jameis Winston) going in the first round since