FSU offensive line may be biggest area for improvement for Taggart, Noles in spring

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
March 7, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- There's no way to sugarcoat it; Florida State's offensive line was down right bad in 2018.

As a whole, the unit was statistically one of the worst in the nation.

The Seminoles allowed 35 sacks on the season, weren't able to hold a block and, most importantly, couldn't stay healthy.

Trying to right all of those wrongs might be WIllie Taggart's biggest test entering 2019, and the fix is already underway in spring ball.

New offensive line coach Randy Clements is hard at work to correct last year's mistakes and help develop their bevy of youth.

And, while there's no doubt a lot of work to be done, Noles quarterback James Blackman says he has all the confidence in the world in his guys up front.

"I've had faith in the o-line, never was against them, never brought them down," Blackman said following Wednesday's practice. "I feel like we've got a great group of offensive lineman and they're ready to work and they're ready to prove to people that they're ready to be here and they're meant to be here.

"So, I'm ready to be behind them and stand behind them, 100 percent," Blackman added.

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