Taggart says he sees progress in first post-Syracuse practice

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State head coach Willie Taggart looked, at times, overwhelmed during his Monday press conference. Not too unlike how he looked on the sideline in Saturday's loss to Syracuse.

Against the Orange, the Seminoles' offensive line was unable to execute, leading to the Noles' first loss to the Orange since the two program's first meeting in 1966.

For the third straight week, the FSU offense looked anemic, scoring just seven points, with playmakers like Cam Akers and Deondre Francois unable to do much, if anything, with the football.

While a lot of the anger and frustration with the start of the season, especially up front offensively, has been directed towards Taggart, he isn't entirely to blame; former head coach Jimbo Fisher left the program with one of the worst, most undeveloped lines in the whole country.

Despite the loss, despite how the season has started for him and his team, Taggart said he did see positive signs at Monday morning's practice.

"I felt after Saturday's game, it was going to be one of those sourpuss practices of guys coming around and pouting and all and it was totally opposite," Taggart said. "Our guys had total focus, a lot of energy and it started in the meetings, which said a lot to me."

"Our guys, they definitely want to get this corrected and they're willing to do whatever it takes to get it corrected," he continued.

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