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Willie Taggart Departs After One Season

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

Posted: Tue Dec 05 23:41:40 PST 2017
Updated: Tue Dec 05 23:41:40 PST 2017

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be fun. we're going to get after it, we're going to go like i said, recruit the best of the best and we should here at the university of oregon we don't have to settle for anything." after less than a year, the willie taggart era at oregon is done...he's leaving to become the new head coach at florida state. 362 days ago, taggart told everyone to "buckle up" and watch him begin oregon's return to the national title conversation. he decided today he's not that guy, even though he insisted earlier in the week that oregon fans had nothing to worry about. reporter - will you be the coach here next year, can you say that? taggart - why wouldn't i be? i'm the football coach. you try to ask me that like you trying to get me outta here or something. style - have you or your agent been contacted by florida state? taggart - nope. so can we move on now?! it turns out that taggart is moving on from the ducks. after oregon hit rock bottom with a 4-and-8 season in mark helfrich's final season... taggart came in and reignited a fanbase and team. his recruiting wizardry and charisma to inspire is what swooned athletic director rob mullens. one year later, mullens has to buckle up for the second year in a row and find a new coach. "i was disappointed, we sat down a year ago and you know, we made a commitment to him, he made a commitment to us. we've done everything to support our commitment to get here today and i'm disappointed. /"i understand that it got clumsy at the end there's no question about that, but we were in good conversation we wanted to do everything we could to provide coach taggart the opportunity to remain here and then when that went away we turned the page." breeze - people weren't too happy. especially the florida people were very disappointed because you come all the way across the country for a coach that leaves you. tuesday