Odell Haggins has the unenviable task of coaching Florida State for its regular season finale against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, one day after the school announced that Jimbo Fisher was leaving for Texas A&M. It’s going to be a tough task, but there really was no other choice to be the Seminoles’ interim coach. Haggins was a Florida State defensive lineman from 1986 to 1989 and has been on the Seminoles’ coaching staff for 23 seasons.
“Nobody is more FSU than Odell,” former Florida State fullback James Coleman wrote Friday.
But nothing — nothing — is more FSU than “Seminole Rap,” which was recorded in 1988 after the Chicago Bears’ “Super Bowl Shuffle” spawned a minor cottage industry of terrible team rapping. Haggins is front and center:
Deion Sanders, Haggins’s teammate back then, reminisced about this seminal Seminoles moment on Friday:
The video is worth watching in its entirety, as it is mind-bendingly bad:
As noted by the Undefeated, the Seminoles recorded the video before the 1988 season, when Florida State was the AP’s preseason No. 1 team for the first time in program history. The Seminoles promptly went out and lost their season opener to Miami, 31-0.
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