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Jupiter’s Kylee Hanson takes softball game, life to new level at FSU
 Kylee Hanson knew the easier path might have been to graduate from Florida Atlantic, leading the Owls on the softball field in 2018 and staying close to home. But there was also the itch for a challenge. So she graduated from FAU and immediately landed at Florida State, where she would begin a two-year master’s program and play for...

10:49 PM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

Kylee Hanson knew the easier path might have been to graduate from Florida Atlantic, leading the Owls on the softball field in 2018 and staying close to home. But there was also the itch for a challenge. So she graduated from FAU and immediately landed at Florida State, where she would begin a two-year master’s program and play for...
Quarterbacks, Willie Taggart on display at Florida State spring game
 Florida State’s practices have been filled with energy, providing an early glimpse at the enthusiasm that players and coaches have displayed as the program wraps up the first spring of the Willie Taggart Era. Taggart has used the spring as an opportunity to teach and motivate the Seminoles. And he looks forward to the chance to evaluate...

7:29 PM Friday, Apr. 13, 2018

Florida State’s practices have been filled with energy, providing an early glimpse at the enthusiasm that players and coaches have displayed as the program wraps up the first spring of the Willie Taggart Era. Taggart has used the spring as an opportunity to teach and motivate the Seminoles. And he looks forward to the chance to evaluate...
Seminoles like Olympic Heights grad Will Aime in new defensive end job
 Wally Aime and Florida State’s coaches were on the same page. A position change made the most sense for Aime and the Seminoles. FSU is loaded with talented defensive tackles, one of the deepest positions on the team in 2018. But defensive end is a different story, with the Seminoles losing Josh Sweat and Jalen Wilkerson as early entries...

10:28 PM Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

Wally Aime and Florida State’s coaches were on the same page. A position change made the most sense for Aime and the Seminoles. FSU is loaded with talented defensive tackles, one of the deepest positions on the team in 2018. But defensive end is a different story, with the Seminoles losing Josh Sweat and Jalen Wilkerson as early entries...
Ex-Glades QB James Blackman at helm of faster Florida State offense
 James Blackman says that Florida State’s offense isn’t too different. But the tempo? Yes, that’s different. “No more huddling,” the former Glades Central star said Wednesday. “We’re going to be moving quickly.” Blackman began to show just how quickly a few minutes later, running the offense...

10:26 PM Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

James Blackman says that Florida State’s offense isn’t too different. But the tempo? Yes, that’s different. “No more huddling,” the former Glades Central star said Wednesday. “We’re going to be moving quickly.” Blackman began to show just how quickly a few minutes later, running the offense...
Blackman, Francois set to battle for Florida State quarterback job
 Willie Taggart lives by the simple motto, “Do something.” The Florida State coach will finally get to see his team do something on the practice field next week. FSU will hold the first of 15 spring practices on Wednesday. The Seminoles will wrap up four weeks of practices with their spring game on April 14 at 6 p.m. “We...

11:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018

Willie Taggart lives by the simple motto, “Do something.” The Florida State coach will finally get to see his team do something on the practice field next week. FSU will hold the first of 15 spring practices on Wednesday. The Seminoles will wrap up four weeks of practices with their spring game on April 14 at 6 p.m. “We...
2018 National Signing Day: Florida State, Willie Taggart close strong
 Florida State was in desperate need of receivers in the class of 2018. Willie Taggart and the coaching staff secured five on Wednesday. Warren Thompson, Keyshawn Helton, Tre’Shaun Harrison, Jordan Young and D’Marcus Adams sent in their signed letters of intent on National Signing Day, helping the Seminoles double their receiver...

6:06 PM Wednesday, Feb. 07, 2018

Florida State was in desperate need of receivers in the class of 2018. Willie Taggart and the coaching staff secured five on Wednesday. Warren Thompson, Keyshawn Helton, Tre’Shaun Harrison, Jordan Young and D’Marcus Adams sent in their signed letters of intent on National Signing Day, helping the Seminoles double their receiver...
Willie Taggart, new FSU staff make up ground on recruiting
 Willie Taggart has done nothing but recruit in his nearly two months as Florida State’s football coach. The early results have been positive. The Seminoles landed just seven prospects during the December signing period, but the efforts by Taggart and his staff have resulted in five more verbal commitments in recent weeks. The last week...

11:47 PM Friday, Feb. 02, 2018

Willie Taggart has done nothing but recruit in his nearly two months as Florida State’s football coach. The early results have been positive. The Seminoles landed just seven prospects during the December signing period, but the efforts by Taggart and his staff have resulted in five more verbal commitments in recent weeks. The last week...
Florida State stocks up on cornerbacks, adding three 4-star recruits
 Florida State landed just seven prospects in the early signing period. But four of those are among the top defensive backs in the nation. Coach Willie Taggart filled one need for the future by stocking up on cornerbacks Friday, landing a trio of four-stars: Asante Samuel Jr. of Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, Isaiah Bolden of Zephyrhills...

10:09 PM Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

Florida State landed just seven prospects in the early signing period. But four of those are among the top defensive backs in the nation. Coach Willie Taggart filled one need for the future by stocking up on cornerbacks Friday, landing a trio of four-stars: Asante Samuel Jr. of Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, Isaiah Bolden of Zephyrhills...
Taggart pleased with progress of first Seminole recruiting class
 Florida State coach Willie Taggart says he’s not interested in signing quantity in the 2018 class. He frequently stated Thursday afternoon that he’s looking for “the right guys.” “We’re going to sign 16-18,” Taggart said. “We got to make sure we get the right guys, not just filling the class...

2:21 PM Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

Florida State coach Willie Taggart says he’s not interested in signing quantity in the 2018 class. He frequently stated Thursday afternoon that he’s looking for “the right guys.” “We’re going to sign 16-18,” Taggart said. “We got to make sure we get the right guys, not just filling the class...
Willie Taggart, Florida State have hit-and-miss signing day
 New Florida State coach Willie Taggart had a late start trying to salvage the 2018 signing class. He was able to secure three long-time commitments and produced a late flip from the West Coast. *More FSU coverage The Seminoles signed three players by late Wednesday afternoon — four-star defensive tackle Robert Cooper, four-star linebacker...

9:14 PM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

New Florida State coach Willie Taggart had a late start trying to salvage the 2018 signing class. He was able to secure three long-time commitments and produced a late flip from the West Coast. *More FSU coverage The Seminoles signed three players by late Wednesday afternoon — four-star defensive tackle Robert Cooper, four-star linebacker...
Willie Taggart, Florida State look to close deal with recruits
 Willie Taggart has only been on the job for two weeks. But each of those 14 days has been spent with a focus on recruiting. And with a December signing period in 2017 for the first time in college football, the new Florida State football coach has been trying to catch up with the Seminoles’ nine verbal commitments. *Bobby Bowden talks...

9:09 PM Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

Willie Taggart has only been on the job for two weeks. But each of those 14 days has been spent with a focus on recruiting. And with a December signing period in 2017 for the first time in college football, the new Florida State football coach has been trying to catch up with the Seminoles’ nine verbal commitments. *Bobby Bowden talks...