Florida State head coach Willie Taggart was fired on Sunday before he could finish out his second season at the helm.

With a 9-12 record and multiple embarrassing losses in both years, Florida State decided they had had enough and sent Taggart packing with a large buyout.

Taggart released a public statement on his Twitter page, shortly after the news broke.

“Obviously, I am disappointed in the decision today as I believe our future is bright at Florida State,” said Taggart. “Building a program and a culture takes time, and I regret that we will not have the opportunity to continue to coach these incredible young men”.

Taggart went on to thank his student-athletes, staff, and Florida State fans.

“On behalf of my family and I, we wish Florida State nothing but the best and will be cheering on the Seminoles the rest of the way.”

It is easy to infer from the statement that Taggart believed he deserved more time in Tallahassee, after inheriting a team that barely went to a bowl game in Jimbo Fisher’s final season. His teams did not show signs of improvement, however, consistently struggling to put away non-conference opponents and showing wild inconsistencies in ACC play.

Whoever comes in for the fired Taggart will be inheriting a mess, but it is worth wondering whether or not Florida State has their man after making a quick decision before the end of the regular season.