The Willie Taggart era at Florida State is over, as the school fired the head football coach Sunday after less than two years with the program.
The decision came after FSU fell to 4-5 on the season with a 27-10 loss to Miami. Odell Haggins will serve as the interim head coach.
Matt Fortuna of The Athletic shared the program's release confirming the decision.
Taggart later issued his own statement after the announcement by Florida State:
According to ESPN's Andrea Adelson, Florida State had also paid Oregon $3 million when it hired Taggart in 2017, along with $1.3 million the Ducks owed South Florida for their hire of Taggert the previous year.
In the coach's first year, the Seminoles finished with a 5-7 record, representing the school's first losing season since 1976. The squad hasn't improved much this season, leading to Taggart's dismissal.
Taggart had a reputation of a program-builder during his career, taking over terrible teams at Western Kentucky and South Florida before making them respectable. He only had one season at Oregon, but the squad saw marked improvement in that time.
However, Florida State was unwilling to wait for a turnaround, and Taggart will now be seeking his fifth different coaching job in 10 years.
His career record is just 56-62, though taking over scuffling teams is a big reason for the mediocre record.
Meanwhile, the Seminoles will be on the hunt for a new coach who can live up to their lofty standards.
Florida State had only two full-time coaches from 1976 to 2017, with both Bobby Bowden and Jimbo Fisher winning national championships during their tenures with the team.
The next coach will hope to return the program to prominence.