Florida State coach Willie Taggart talks about landing his dream job.

Source: The Players’ Tribune

I played high school football at Manatee High, where I was coached by Joe Kinnan, who played at Florida State. I was a pretty good player — from a young age, football was the only thing I ever wanted to do — and throughout my high school career I dreamed that Coach Bowden might one day call me into his office and offer me a scholarship to play at FSU. Seriously, that’s where my mind would wander when I daydreamed as a teenager. But unfortunately that moment never came for me (although I like to tell Coach that we’d have won a couple more national championships if it had). So early on it was clear that if I wanted to fulfill my dream of being Nole, I’d need to find another way in.

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