Willie Taggart to leave OR to become FSU head coach

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart gives feedback from the sidelines against Oregon State in an NCAA college football game Saturday Nov. 25 2017 in Eugene Ore. ORG XMIT ORTB115

Willie Taggart to leave OR to become FSU head coach

Most recently, Taggart led OR to a 7-6 record during his lone season in Eugene.

Taggart coached at South Florida before he took the Ducks job, and he is considered a strong recruiter in the state.

Willie Taggart will be making the move to Tallahassee after one season with the Oregon Ducks.

OR made an attempt to retain Taggart even before the Florida State job opened up, offering a one-year extension on his contract that runs through the 2020 season to boost the value of his five-year deal to $18 million, former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy reports.

Cristobal steps up for Willie Taggart, who just accepted the head-coaching position at Florida State.

"His values are in line with ours, with academics as important as the product on the field", said Ed Burr, chairman of Florida State's board of trustees. How long will OR take to get a new coach? But FSU rebounded and won four of five down the stretch to continue the program's record bowl streak to 36 consecutive years. After one season at Oregon, Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports has confirmed Taggart is set to be named the next Seminoles' head coach.

And now he's the Seminoles' next head coach.

Taggart also spent three seasons as head coach at Western Kentucky, taking the Hilltoppers from 2-10 in his first season to back-to-back 7-5 campaigns in 2011 and 2012.

Taggart is known for changing cultures and being highly adaptable at all of the schools he has coached.

Bolden is the third decommitment for OR since the Taggart-to-Florida State rumors began, joining Lenzy and four-star athlete Tre'Shaun Harrison. He is expected to bring in several top assistants, many with ties to the state of Florida that will help with recruiting and improving from a 6-6 record this year.

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