(Update: coach fired) Florida State eyeing Urban Meyer and Brian Kelly

  • Fanatics -

    Thank you for your patience today and welcome to the newest version of Cyclone Fanatic!

    Most of the changes we have made are very simple, but will greatly improve your user experience while visiting the website.

    We have upgraded our forum software to speed things up. Our homepage is much cleaner and should be even more mobile friendly than before.

    We appreciate your loyalty and are committed to not only keeping Cyclone Fanatic in tip-top shape, but continuing to build this community for the next decade and beyond.

    We ask that if you are experiences any glitches to let us know in this thread . Will will be diligently working on the site all day.

    Thanks again.

    Chris Williams - Publisher

SCarolinaCy

Well-Known Member
Jun 20, 2011
2,239
812
113
Greenville, SC
I don't think Kelly would take the job.
I could maybe see Urban, maybe. But why take that job when USC will open up?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/thespu...rian-kelly-if-they-dismiss-willie-taggart/amp
When is this nonsense going to stop?!

Under the terms of Taggart's six-year, $30 million contract, FSU's athletic department will owe him 85% of his remaining compensation through Jan. 31, 2024, which is between $17 million and $18 million. The Seminoles also paid Oregon a $3 million buyout when it hired him away from the Ducks in December 2017, as well as the remaining $1.3 million of a buyout that Oregon owed South Florida when it hired him in December 2016.
 

Halincandenza

Well-Known Member
Oct 24, 2018
3,929
4,098
113
Man, that is a lot of money to pay a coach for such little time there. Especially with no guarantee the next coach will be good.
 
  • Agree
Reactions: Scott34

SCNCY

Well-Known Member
Sep 11, 2009
3,895
1,656
113
33
La Fox, IL
Man, that is a lot of money to pay a coach for such little time there. Especially with no guarantee the next coach will be good.
It sounds like its all coming from the donors. The hiring of a new coach is probably going to come out of Donors pockets as well. I don't know how much the FSU AD is actually paying for this out of their pockets or the impact to their cash reserves and budget.
 

heitclone

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Jun 21, 2009
11,255
6,141
113
40
Way up there
I still don't get why anyone thought this would work out with Taggart. One decent season at USF has gotten him two really good jobs. His agent must be amazing. It seems like FSU didn't learn, they still think they can hire whomever they want. I feel like they are going to strike out on the targets they think want and end up settling. They'll swing for fences but should really hire a younger guy and give him a few years to turn it around. There are only a couple of guys who could win as fast as they expect. USC will get the first bite at the apple for those types of guys.
 
  • Agree
Reactions: Knownothing

Knownothing

Well-Known Member
Nov 22, 2006
16,650
8,685
113
46
I still don't get why anyone thought this would work out with Taggart. One decent season at USF has gotten him two really good jobs. His agent must be amazing. It seems like FSU didn't learn, they still think they can hire whomever they want. I feel like they are going to strike out on the targets they think want and end up settling. They'll swing for fences but should really hire a younger guy and give him a few years to turn it around. There are only a couple of guys who could win as fast as they expect. USC will get the first bite at the apple for those types of guys.

Race has to be some of it. Being a good eligible black coach helps a ton right now. With a push to hire good black coaches. I am guessing with the success he had in that season down at USF, Florida State saw that maybe they could get the best black recruits in the state and Taggart could win down there. I still think they gave up to soon and should have just went one more year. However, they know more than I do since they are around the program.
 

heitclone

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Jun 21, 2009
11,255
6,141
113
40
Way up there
Race has to be some of it. Being a good eligible black coach helps a ton right now. With a push to hire good black coaches. I am guessing with the success he had in that season down at USF, Florida State saw that maybe they could get the best black recruits in the state and Taggart could win down there. I still think they gave up to soon and should have just went one more year. However, they know more than I do since they are around the program.
I just think the only one who knew what kind of dumpster fire that program was on the brink of was Jimbo Fisher. Everyone else at FSU was blind to the idea of a rebuild. There was some arrogance that whomever they hire would successful.
 

Knownothing

Well-Known Member
Nov 22, 2006
16,650
8,685
113
46
So on top of the 23 million in other buyouts they would pay another 9 million and then pay Campbell around 5 per??

No chance

They would basically pay 18 mill for the buyout of Taggart, Then 19 million to buy Campbell out of his contract. Plus 5 mill a year for Campbell. So the would be spending 42 million dollars for a new coach. That makes no sense at all.
 
  • Like
Reactions: tyrelrobert

LincolnWay187

Well-Known Member
Sep 24, 2012
2,043
2,175
113
Is it pretty much accepted urban meyer got pushed out now? I remember seeing him having the migraines. I dont quite get all the job talk there
 

IASTATE07

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
May 30, 2016
8,367
12,526
113
They would basically pay 18 mill for the buyout of Taggart, Then 19 million to buy Campbell out of his contract. Plus 5 mill a year for Campbell. So the would be spending 42 million dollars for a new coach. That makes no sense at all.
19 million?
 

jsb

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Mar 7, 2008
19,634
15,894
113
Is it pretty much accepted urban meyer got pushed out now? I remember seeing him having the migraines. I dont quite get all the job talk there
oh he didn’t get pushed out. He made up excuses when he wanted out without having to tarnish his reputation. He’s done it every where.
 

thatguy

Well-Known Member
May 29, 2009
4,255
1,053
113
37
DENVER
Hearing it is Bob Stoops, with Kendall Briles as his OC. Take it or leave it, I would say this is about a 50/50 shot of happening.
 
  • Funny
Reactions: JP4CY