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Is Taggart toast after the upcoming season

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by jhbyrd, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:04 PM.

  1. jhbyrd

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    Taggart lost his best OL to Alabama as a transfer. UF and UM just beat him out for OTs. FSU analyst Bud Eliot thinks if Taggart can't get in a good OT he is toast.

    I disagree. I think Taggart is locked in for 2 more years minimum. 2 things lock him in:The buyout and perceived racism if they fire Taggart. FSU does not have the money for his buyout.

    Taggart’s FSU buyout is 85 percent of whatever compensation is left on the contract. If Taggart fired after year three, he will be owed $13 million. Fire him after year two owe him around $18 million.
     
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  2. GatorHighlights

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    I’d have to think he gets 2 more. Even though it’s technically his and his staff’s fault he can say they don’t have the talent and are doing the best with what they’ve got. But if they then bungle another recruiting class or even if they recruit well but are horrible in ‘20, he’s done. I’ve never been one to root for an opponent to be bad because that doesn’t actually make us better though it is fun as hell to watch and it would be amusing if he does just well enough to go more than 2 years without actually winning anything.
     
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  3. gatorPUNX

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    For what it's worth, this was Warchant after game 1 last season

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  4. reptilenation

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    Good god I hope not....
     
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  5. lerxst6

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    He needs at least 5-7 years.
     
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  6. WhattaGator

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    They're damned if they do and they're damned if they don't.....

    They can't afford to keep him...BUT...
    They's can't afford his buyout to get rid of him for the next couple of years...

    Maybe FSWho will go 7-5 this season, and they'll give Willie an extension. :D
     
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  7. stp_gator

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    I've never been one to take pleasure in other people's misery but Taggart has converted me.
     
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  8. tegator80

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    I think he will get the Al Golden treatment. I don't think they can afford to pay his severance and a new HC's salary, especially when they try to break the bank to counter the mess they are in.
     
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  9. thekentuckygator

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    FSU is the fly and WT is the fly paper. The death spiral will be slow and agonizing. They are stuck with him for a couple more. Enjoy.

    By the end of next season, Willies wife will enter the portal. Hahahaha
     
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  10. goneagaingator

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    It looks like FSU has the wolf by the ear. You can’t hold onto a guy like Taggart, but what a disaster it would be if they have to let him go. What an awful hire and sad situation to be in.

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of folks.
     
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  11. eadgator

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    This year might get him another 2-3, that schedule is weak and he might run into 8-9 wins. They'll talk a big game next offseason, but crash and burn the next 2-3.
     
  12. blackbird68

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    I think with Briles the FSU offense will be mediocre enough to have a winning season given their cream puff schedule, which will land them in a minor bowl. That combined with Taggert's enormous buy out and the public relations nightmare if they fire him will insure he is around for at least one more year..
     
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  13. rpmGator

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    Jimbos wife used to be the portal
     
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  14. DBCooper

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    Willie was toast when they hired him. Those delusion-noles are just waking up to the facts. Their program has more characters than character.
     
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    Despite the losses and negative PR, Willie and staff are recruiting well and getting a lot of kids on campus.
     
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  16. biggynugs

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    “We have to get a white head coach”??????
     
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    He needs 6 wins and show some competence to keep his job. I think he'll get the 6 with briles and a weak schedule. But lethal simplicity when your players can only count to 10 consistently is going to be his undoing
     
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    Janoris, is that you?
     
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  20. TJtheGator

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    If FSU fires WiLLLLLLLie after this season they are in a financial and PR nightmare.
     
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