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Former Nole ‘Snoop’ Minnis believes FSU troubles started under Jimbo Fisher

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Former Florida State wide receiver Marvin “Snoop” Minnis joined “XL Primetime” on 1010XL Radio in Jacksonville to discuss the rough start Willie Taggart has had Seminole coaching tenure.

“I didn’t expect for it to start off smooth,” Minnis told 1010XL. “It was a new offense, a new coaching staff having to learn new players, and players having to learn the new staff. But, I also didn’t expect it to start off as rough as it did either.

“The first part of this season started off like the last part before Jimbo left. I think that was because of the culture that was built. We had a lot of selfish play. We had a lot of the guys not playing for each other. There wasn’t any pride there.

“Coach Taggart, he is in the process of changing that. You see that is happening and I see the change coming. Even though we lost, you can see it in the Miami game and in the fourth-quarter of the Louisville game. The players were playing with pride. Those boys were playing with passion, but most notably they were playing for each other and that is how we were able to come out with the victory against Louisville.”

Marvin “Snoop” Minnis played at FSU from 1997-2000, hauling in 115 catches for nearly 2100 yards and 17 touchdowns during his time in Tallahassee. He was asked about all the criticismTaggart has endured from the fan base in his first six games.

“It’s too early to pass judgment and you have to give him some time,” Minnis said. “The reason we had success in my time there was the bond and the love that we had for each other. We were not selfish players and we were playing for each other. We have lost track of that and have gotten away from that in the past two, or three years. That’s not just going to come back in the flip of a switch. I do believe it is going to come back with the things that Coach Taggart is doing and the things he is preaching.”

What does Minnis think of Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois?

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