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Sport Florida State wins one for interim coach, beats BC 38-31

23:50  09 november  2019
23:50  09 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

Why FSU fired football coach Willie Taggart with an $18 million buyout

  Why FSU fired football coach Willie Taggart with an $18 million buyout FSU fans have stopped coming to games; morale is low inside the program, and the belief Willie Taggart could get it turned around was non-existent. College football is a business and the program is losing money because of the product on the field. In the end, that money -- and the money FSU would likely have lost in the future -- over-weighed Taggart's buyout.It was a tough choice by the FSU administration, but ultimately, the right one. Now it leaves the Seminoles will plenty of time before the early signing period to get a hire on-board without worrying.

Florida State fell behind 14-3 in the first half before scoring 21 straight points, only to watch BC tie it 24-all in the final minutes on Dennis Grosel's half-yard scramble and dive for the end Florida State fired Taggart on Sunday, a day after a 27-10 loss to Miami, and named Haggins as the interim coach .

USF Bulls head coach Charlie Strong on the sideline during the second half of the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Florida 38 -7. I think college football misses Florida State being a 10- win team year in and year out.”

BOSTON (AP) -- D.J. Matthews caught a short pass, faked out three defenders and dove for the pylon to finish a 60-yard touchdown reception with 1:48 left on Saturday, giving Florida State a 38-31 victory over Boston College in the Seminoles' first game since firing coach Willie Taggart.

Florida State announces Willie Taggart has been fired, “We had no choice”

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Six wins wasn't going to be good enough for Florida State . Boston College would take it. BC beat No. 9 Southern California 37- 31 in the first Red Bandanna game in 2014. Former South Florida coach Jim Leavitt was promoted from defensive analyst to assistant coach after Taggart's dismissal

Florida State tries to salvage its season and remain on track for bowl game when it plays Boston College. He went 2-0 as Florida State 's interim head coach after Fisher left to take the Texas A&M job in 2017. BC beat No. 9 Southern California 37- 31 in the first Red Bandanna game in 2014.

Florida State fell behind 14-3 in the first half before scoring 21 straight points, only to watch BC tie it 24-all in the final minutes on Dennis Grosel's half-yard scramble and dive for the end zone. The Seminoles (5-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) took over at their own 41 with 2:27 left, lost a yard and then James Blackman found Matthews across the middle, about 5 yards away.

The receiver juked past three defenders on his way to the right sideline, then leaped from the 6 and clipped the pylon to make it 31-24. After Grosel threw an interception, Jordan Travis broke free for 66 yards to give Florida State a 14-point lead.

Grosel hit Kobay White for from 20 yards out to make it a one-score game with 14 seconds left. But with Doug Flutie and BC's 1984 team in attendance, there would be no chance for a last-second miracle.

Florida State football fires head coach Willie Taggart during second season

  Florida State football fires head coach Willie Taggart during second season FSU fired Willie Taggart less than two years after he was hired as coach. He had a 9-12 record, including 0-5 against in-state rivals and Clemson.The Seminoles (4-5, 3-4 ACC) were dominated in the loss by the Hurricanes (5-4, 3-3 ACC), and the FSU administration made the decision to move on from Taggart on Sunday.

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Florida State scored 28 points in the second half and rolled to a 38 - 31 victory over BC in an ACC Atlantic Division game. BC responded with an 18-play drive that stalled on the FSU 13. Place kicker Aaron Boumerhi, who misfired twice in the first half, made a 30-yard field goal that cut the Seminoles

The Seminoles recovered the onside kick, and two-time interim coach Odell Haggins left Chestnut Hill with his perfect record intact.

Blackman finished 18 for 26 for 346 yards and two touchdowns, hitting Tamorrion Terry seven times for 156 yards and one score. Travis gained 94 yards on three runs, scoring on two of them.

AJ Dillon ran for 165 yards on a career-high 40 carries, and David Bailey added 67 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles (5-5, 3-4) rushed for 281 yards in all. Grosel, a walk-on who earned the starting job when Anthony Brown was injured, completed 20 of 29 passes for 227 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Behind its 500-pound backfield of Dillon and Bailey, BC gained 166 yards rushing in the first half, taking a 14-3 lead before Blackman found Terry for a 74-yard score at the end of the second quarter. Travis took a direct snap on a third-and-3 and found his way down the right sideline for the score that made it 17-14 in the third, before Cam Akers ran 13 yards to give the Seminoles a 24-14 lead.

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The Florida State Seminoles celebrate following their 31 -10 win over the Northern Illinois Huskies at the Vanderbilt players celebrate after beating North Carolina State 38 -24 in the Music City Bowl. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio celebrates winning the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl game

Florida State Seminoles defeat Syracuse Orange 38 -20. Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won a school-record 22 straight games, the longest streak in the Quarterbacks coach Tim Lester replaced George McDonald as offensive coordinator early in the week and backup

A field goal put BC within a touchdown, and then Eagles got to the FSU 2 before the Seminoles were flagged for offsides on back-to-back plays when they had stuffed Dillon short of the goal line. On the fourth try, Grosel rolled right, tucked the ball in, put his shoulder down and dove over the goal line.

Aaron Boumerhi, who missed two field goals earlier, nailed the point after to tie it.

Florida State fired Taggart on Sunday, a day after a 27-10 loss to Miami, and named Haggins as the interim coach. Haggins, who also took over when Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M, is now 3-0 in two stints as a Seminoles fill-in.

THE TAKEAWAY

Florida State: Haggins helped the Seminoles avoid a second straight season without a bowl berth; they need one more win, with games against Alabama State and No. 10 Florida remaining. But that's not good enough for the school's boosters, who are looking for a big name to come in and restore the program to national championship contention.

Boston College: The Eagles play No. 15 Notre Dame in two weeks, and absent a victory in the Catholic school rivalry game they will need to win in Pittsburgh on Nov. 30 to pick up their sixth win and qualify for a bowl.

Former Seminoles star Deion Sanders is not candidate for Florida State football coaching job

  Former Seminoles star Deion Sanders is not candidate for Florida State football coaching job Two people with knowledge of Florida State's plans told the Tallahassee Democrat that Deion Sanders is not a candidate for football coaching job.Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reported late Thursday that Sanders, a former FSU All-American and Pro Football Hall of Famer, "emerged as a candidate" to replace Willie Taggart.

Washington State head football coach Mike Leach gestures to his team after a penalty call during the second 26. Indiana won 38 - 31 . [nati harnik | ap]. We’ll consider him established after two-plus seasons as the Also in this section. Seminoles interim coach Odell Haggins is Florida State .

Coach Steve Addazio said he gave Crowther’s parents a game ball — just as he did after BC beat Anthony Brown threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and Jeff Smith threw for a TD on a flanker option for BC . It was the most points the Eagles have ever scored against Florida State .

UP NEXT

Florida State: The Seminoles host Alabama State next weekend.

Boston College: BC is off next weekend before playing Notre Dame on Nov. 23 in South Bend, Indiana.

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