Over the past two seasons, both Florida State coach Willie Taggart and offensive coordinator Walt Bell have called plays at their respective jobs.
Taggart has been the primary playcaller throughout his career as a head coach at Western Kentucky, South Florida and Oregon while Bell spent the last two years calling plays at Maryland for D.J. Durkin. However, if there was any doubt about who would handle the playcalling responsibilities this fall, Taggart put them to bed on Tuesday.
Florida State is holding their pro day on Tuesday and open spring practice on Wednesday, so Taggart addressed the media and defined how he and Bell will manage running the offense.
Taggart will call the plays and he will occasionally seek input from Bell on what to call during the game and Bell will be an important part of putting the gameplan together during the week, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel.
Over the last two seasons, Taggart’s offenses at South Florida and Oregon have ranked No. 4 and No. 18 in the nation in scoring while Maryland has ranked No. 89 and No. 100 in that time. And while the talent disparity between those programs was evident, Taggart was hired in large part because he’s an innovator offensively so it makes sense that the administration wants him calling plays.
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