Willie Taggart turned FSU spring game into a reunion
Willie Taggart has wasted no time embracing the culture and history at Florida State since taking the head coaching job for the Seminoles.
Taggart left Oregon after one season to take the FSU job following Jimbo Fisher’s departure to Texas A&M. He’s already had legendary coach Bobby Bowden at a team practice, and now he turned Saturday’s spring game into a reunion.
According to the Orlando Sentinel’s Safid Deen, there were over 300 former Seminoles players at the spring game.
“It was just good to see them all,” Taggart said, via the Sentinel’s Deen. “You’ve seen guys from the ‘60s, the ‘70s, the ‘80s, the ‘90s and the 2000s. This place is so special. We have so much tradition and so many great players.
“This is their program, and we always want them back. We want them involved.”
Deen says the alumni in attendance seemed pleased to be invited back and welcomed. A photo shows that Deion Sanders was among those in attendance. As for why Taggart held his reunion now instead of during the fall season, he said it was so they could really mix things up without having to worry about the pressure of a regular season game at the same time. That makes plenty of sense.