Florida State coach Willie Taggart

Florida State head coach Willie Taggart spoke to us as part of the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, Wednesday. Taggart’s Seminoles scuffled to a 5-7 record in 2018 but he expects improvement as his offense has had a second offseason to acclimate to the Gulf Coast Offense.

                                            Overall           Conference

Florida State Seminoles         5-7                   3-5

Willie Taggart 2nd season       5-7                  3-5

 Offense2018ACC RankNCAA Rank
Points Per game21.913113
Rushing Yards per game90.914127
Passing yards per game269.1328
Total yards per game360.012104
Points allowed per game31.51190
Rushing yards allowed per game149.6550
Passing yards allowed per game267.714120
Total yards allowed per game417.3980

The Seminoles return 14 starters, 7 on offense, 5 on defense, and the Kicker and Punter.

     Statistical Leaders Returning

RBGamesYardsTD AVG
Cam Akers1285184.6
D.J. Matthews11382142
Tamorrion Terry12744835
Dontavious Jackson747.511.0
Stanford Samuels 3rd581.040
Jaiden Lars-Woodbey594.501.0
Hamsah Nasirildeen910.510

Returning Starters Offense   

RB Cam Akers

WR D.J. Matthews

WR Tamorrion Terry

WR Keith Gavin

TE Tre’ McKitty

RG Mike Arnold

LG/RG Cole Minshew

Returning Starters Defense

DE Janarius Robinson

LB Dontavious Jackson

CB Stanford Samuels 3rd

S Jaiden Lars-Woodbey

S Hamsah Nasirildeen

Special Teams

K Ricky Aguayo

P Logan Tyler

Key Losses

QB Deondre Francois

WR Nyqwan Murray

C Alec Eberle

DE Brian Burns

DT Demarcus Christmas

S A.J. Westbrook