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Looking ahead: Mountaineers first 2020 opponent currently without head coach

Tallahassee, FL. – Sunday afternoon sparked the first Power 5 coach of the 2019 season to be let go midseason as the Florida State Seminoles fired Willie Taggart after two seasons.

Why is this relevant to the Mountaineers? West Virginia and Florida State open up the 2020 college football season in Atlanta, GA for Chick-Fil-A kickoff game September 5, 2020.

The Florida State Seminoles are currently 4-5 on the season, with three conference wins. The Seminoles have always been considered to be one of the top ACC teams, but have fallen behind the last two years since Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M and the Aggies.

Now that the Seminoles are currently under an interim head coach, the question of how this will affect the team going into next season is definitely being asked. The coaching change up also gives West Virginia a slight upper hand as the teams head to Atlanta. The Mountaineers will be in their second full year under head coach Neal Brown and the coaching staff will have had an entire year working with the current players, many of whom are playing in their first snaps of college football.

While the 2020 season is literally less than a year away, the firing of Florida State’s head coach is one tiny little leg up for the Mountaineers 2020 season.

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