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FSU football coach Willie Taggart gets local hero’s welcome in Sarasota – TBO
SARASOTA — He slithered and scrambled his way into the local consciousness in the fall of 1991.
Manatee High’s Willie Taggart, 145 pounds in a sopping jersey, suddenly found himself with the keys to the Hurricanes’ ruthlessly efficient option attack. Prolific starter Tommie Frazier was nursing a knee injury, leaving most of Bradenton to wonder if the offense would flourish or flounder under the first sophomore quarterback to start for legendary coach Joe Kinnan.
“He was lean,” former ‘Canes quarterbacks coach Frank Turner said. “I was always worried he would get hurt.”
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