Willie Taggart has almost certainly seen some of the subtle digs that former Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has taken at the university since leaving for Texas A&M during the regular season last year, but don’t expect Florida State’s new coach to stoop to that level.
In fact, Taggart has taken the exact opposite tact. As tension continues to underscore Fisher’s exit from the university, Taggart took the time out to thank Fisher for everything that he accomplished at Florida State in a recent interview with columnist Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel.
“I hear a lot of negative things, but Jimbo did a lot of great things around here, too,” Taggart said. “He won a lot of ballgames and made a lot of people proud to be ’Noles … And I was one of them!”
And credit to Taggart for seeing the forest through the trees, because Fisher did accomplish a great deal while he was at Florida State. He led them to a national championship and re-established their recruiting dominance.
Because of that, Taggart inherits an incredibly talented roster, albeit with some holes exposed at the end of Fisher’s tenure, but talented nonetheless.
Ultimately, Fisher and the Seminoles had a disagreement over long-term investment strategy in the program and that led to the inevitable falling out and ensuing departure. However, while Fisher still seems a little bothered by it, Taggart netted his dream job because of it.
So perhaps he is in a better position to let bygones be bygones than anybody else.
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