By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 29, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State head coach Willie Taggart didn't mince words Saturday night following the team's worst home loss in program history, a 59-10 drumming at the hands of Clemson.
The Seminoles head coach flat out said there were players that quit on the team. FSU now sits at 4-4 on the season and their bowl streak is at stake.
"First time I've been here where I felt like we had some guys that quit on our football team and that can't be tolerated," Taggart said on Saturday. "I think mentally, we're a mentally weak football team and we're not mentally strong yet. We're going to find the guys that quit and we're going to find the guys that kept playing and make sure to keep those guys in there."
Taggart spoke with the media again on Monday, saying changing the culture at FSU starts with finding the guys that want to be there.
"We addressed it internally and we're going to make sure we continue to build a culture the way that we want to and the way that I know how," he said. "We're going to make sure that we have the individuals in here that'll live up to those standards."
Taggart continued by saying those standards include being a great teammate, competing at a high level and putting FSU first.