Willie Taggart does the Seminole chop as he is introduced as Florida State's new football coach during an NCAA college football news conference in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Willie Taggart is losing one assistant, but may already have his replacement on the way


Changes at the top of any college football program bring changes along the coaching staff and, under the leadership of Willie Taggart, the Florida State Seminoles are no different. Of course, that comes as no surprise but Ira Schoffel of Warchant.com indicated this week that incumbent FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett will be out the door as the Taggart era begins.

It is important to note that Trickett will be staying on through the team's bowl match-up with Southern Miss but, with the veteran leaving his post, Taggart will need to replace him. The report indicates —- citing "multiple reports out of Michigan —- that Greg Frey, who currently serves as the offensive line coach in Ann Arbor, will be in line to replace Trickett, but that is unconfirmed at this juncture.

With Trickett leaving, the Florida State program is down another coach just hours after long-time wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey also slipped away from Tallahassee. It remains to be seen as to how Taggart will actually address these vacancies, but his administration is firmly in place as of now, even if the full-blown transformation will not be implemented until after the completion of the Independence Bowl later this month.