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