Things have not gone well for the Florida State Seminoles during the Willie Taggart era. As a result, it is expected that they will fire the head coach at the end of the season — if not before. That means there will be a coaching search underway in Tallahassee and some names are already starting to emerge.
According to a report from Football Scoop, the Seminoles could be eyeing some big name head coaches if they make the move to dismiss Taggart.
Taggart is under contract until 2024 and has a $17 million buyout, but that doesn’t seem like it will stop the Seminoles from moving on.
From the report:
Sources say Florida State is shooting for the top: Urban Meyer. Meyer is a recovering football addict, so it will remain an open question as to whether he can stay away from coaching until enough time passes that the question answers itself, but even still, it’s no slam dunk he would take this job at this time, given that all he’d need to do is simply say the word and he’d have his pick of available jobs in college football and the NFL.
If the pursuit of Meyer doesn’t work out, another option would be former Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly, according to the reports.