Florida State had an abysmal first year under head coach Willie Taggart, losing seven games and snapping Florida State's 36-year bowl game streak. The pressure is on Taggart to turn things around in his second season, and CBS Sports college football analyst Dennis Dodd believes that Taggart is firmly on the hot seat:
Whatever your level of support for Taggart, it cannot be denied the program is at a crossroads in 2019. In a few short years, Clemson has taken off and separated itself from the ACC (and the rest of college football for that matter). The schools used to be the cream of the conference. There was plenty of blame handed out after the 36-year bowl streak was broken. Still, Taggart has to turn things around in a hurry. Athletic director Dave Coburn is saying all the right things, but the pressure will be on him, too, if the Noles go bowless again. - Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports
The Seminoles have made a few changes from last season as they look to improve, including hiring Kendal Briles to be their offensive coordinator. Betonline.ag has the Noles with the third highest odds to win the ACC Championship.