Taggart going social media silent in wake of harsh criticism to start season

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
September 17, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- After a rough start to the 2018 season for the Seminoles, segments of fans on social media have begun to turn on the program and new head coach Willie Taggart.

Criticism is fine. It comes with the job. But several tweets and comments have been downright nasty.

During Monday's press conference, Taggart was asked how he and the team deals with the social media aspect of losing.

"I handle it by not being on there. That's pretty simple to me nand you understand when you don't play well, people are going to say negative things. That's part of it," he said.

"If we don't want them to say negative things, then we've got to play better. To me, they're upset because they know we can play better than what we're doing and we're not playing the way we're supposed to so they have every right to be upset."

An active social media user himself (Taggart has logged nearly 8,000 tweets sign he joined the platform in 2010), the new FSU coach hasn't sent a tweet since this one hours before kickoff of the Virginia Tech game.

While Taggart has gone Twitter silent, most of the FSU players are still active on the platform.

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