Sport Report: Willie Taggart agrees to become FSU head coach

23:39  05 december  2017
23:39  05 december  2017 Source:   The Sports Daily

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  Report: Florida State looking at Willie Taggart if Fisher leaves Willie Taggart is in only his first season as the head coach at Oregon, but that hasn’t stopped reports about him potentially leaving the Ducks from piling up. With it looking like a legitimate possibility that Jimbo Fisher could leave Florida State to take the head coaching job at Texas A&M, Dan Wolken of USA Today reports that the Seminoles have started gathering information on Taggart.Source: Florida State officials have started doing background work on Oregon coach Willie Taggart in preparation for the possibility Jimbo Fisher takes the Texas A&M job.

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After much talk that Oregon’s Willie Taggart would become the next head coach at Florida State, it appears he finally is going to sign on the dotted line.

On Monday it was reported by some that a deal was already being hammered out, but there were conflicting reports. Now there appears to be a consensus that Taggart is going to leave Oregon to replace Jimbo Fisher at FSU.

Oregon did try to keep Taggart in the fold, per Brett McMurphy, but was unable to retain him.

“Even before Fisher left Florida State, a source said Oregon offered Taggart a one-year extension on his existing contract, through 2022, increasing his five-year deal to $18 million. After Fisher accepted the Texas A&M job last week, Oregon increased its offer in hopes of keeping Taggart.”

Taggart, a former quarterback at Western Kentucky in the 1990s, began his coaching career started at his alma mater in 1999. He then coached at South Florida for four seasons before landing the top job at Oregon heading into the 2017 campaign. There, he helped guide the Ducks to a 7-5 record and bowl bid this year.

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Florida State . Willie Taggart the massive favorite to replace Jimbo Fisher at FSU . Bo Churney, December 1, 2017 8:31 pm. Taggart emerged as a favorite in FSU ’s search after former head coach Jimbo Fisher agreed to a deal with Texas A&M on Friday, as first reported by Wayne

Oregon coach Willie Taggart is 0-1 in bowl games having missed two of his team's bowl appearances because he left the team to take another job. Then today, it was being reported that Fisher indeed will head to Texas A&M. This makes it conceivable that FSU could go after Taggart .

As a head coach at the collegiate level, Taggart has a career record of 47-50. The past three years, he went 25-9 at USF and Oregon, including three consecutive bowl berths.

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AP Source: Oregon to promote Cristobal to head coach .
<p>Oregon will promote offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal to head coach, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.</p>The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because a deal and announcement were still being finalized. Cristobal was co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Oregon this past season and was named interim coach on Tuesday when Willie Taggart left to become head coach at Florida State.

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