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Willie Taggart Departs After One Season, Set to Become Next Florida State Head Coach

Oregon's Willie Taggart has accepted Florida State's head coaching position and will depart from Eugene after one season with the Ducks.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 1:04 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 11:42 PM

EUGENE, Ore.--After one season in Eugene, Willie Taggart is headed to Tallahassee.

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Taggart, a native of Florida, has left Oregon and accepted the head coaching position at Florida State, according to multiple reports.

After a recruiting visit in Arizona yesterday, Taggart met with Seminoles officials to discuss a potential contract. Taggart then flew back to Eugene last night and scheduled a meeting with his players for 1:30 this afternoon.

When asked on Sunday whether he'd be coaching the Ducks in their bowl game, Taggart said, "Why wouldn't I coach the Las Vegas Bowl?"

With the early signing period now in place for high school recruits, Oregon is expected to move forward quickly and name a new head coach before the December 20-22 window. Mario Cristobal, Oregon's current offensive coordinator, Jeff Tedford, Mike Leach and Jim McElwain have all been popular names associated with the position.

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