Willie Taggart has very quickly impressed in the short time he’s been with Florida State thanks to a torrid finish on the recruiting trail in the Class of 2018 and a solid start in the Class of 2019.
Now, he’s already looking to cash in on some of the goodwill he’s earned. While speaking at the ACC spring meetings on Wednesday, Taggart was adamant that Florida State needed its own standalone football facility.
“We need an upgrade big-time,” Taggart said according to Safid Deen of the Orlando Sentinel. “I just don’t think we need to Band-Aid anything anymore. Just do it right and do what’s best for Florida State University. We can’t get behind. That’s for sure. And nobody’s stopping. They’re only moving forward.”
Investment in the football program as a whole, with both upgraded facilities and larger salaries for the assistant coaching staff, were a big part of the reason why Jimbo Fisher left Florida State for Texas A&M last fall. So hearing Taggart state his case for a new football facility certainly seems to reiterate Fisher’s concerns.
Luckily, the school has already conducted a feasibility study and are currently in the process of reviewing the findings. So Taggart might be getting his wish soon.