FSU suf­fers worst home loss ever

Taggart points fin­ger at ‘some guys that quit’ in rout by Clem­son

Orlando Sentinel (Sunday) - - SPORTS SUNDAY - By Kather­ine Wright Or­lando Sentinel Cor­re­spon­dent

TAL­LA­HAS­SEE — Florida State’s worst-case sce­nario be­came re­al­ity Satur­day, with the Semi­noles suf­fer­ing the worst home loss in pro­gram his­tory.

FSU (4-4, 2-4 ACC) was vo­cal about pro­tect­ing Doak Camp­bell Sta­dium, but No. 2 Clem­son (8-0, 5-0 ACC) and its NFL-cal­iber tal­ent handed the Semi­noles an em­bar­rass­ing 59-10 loss and left Semi­noles coach Wil­lie Taggart to pick up the pieces.

“First time since I’ve been here I felt like we had some guys that quit on our foot­ball team and that can’t be tol­er­ated,” Taggart said. “One thing you can’t do: you can’t quit. You quit, you don’t play. So we’ve got to do a great job of mak­ing sure we’ve got the right guys and at every as­pect of the game — of­fense, de­fense, spe­cial


Florida State quar­ter­back Deon­dre Fran­cois throws a pass while un­der pres­sure dur­ing the Semi­noles’ loss to Clem­son Satur­day at Doak Camp­bell Sta­dium.

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