FSU Football: Willie Taggart Leaving Oregon For Seminoles

via Twitter/CoachTaggart

The FSU football program reportedly has its new head coach.

On Tuesday afternoon, multiple reports have surfaced that Oregon Ducks head coach Willie Taggart will be heading to Tallahassee to replace Jimbo Fisher.

Taggart has been a top target of Florida State since rumors of Fisher’s departure for Texas A&M first surfaced.

“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,” college football insider Brett McMurphy wrote.

“After Fisher accepted the Texas A&M job last week, Oregon increased its offer in hopes of keeping Taggart.”

Sources: Oregon’s Willie Taggart has agreed to become Florida State’s coach https://t.co/fcxi8GKyeI

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 5, 2017

Taggart, who spent just one year as head coach of the Ducks, holds a 47-50 overall record in eight years as a head coach. Before joining Oregon this season, Taggart spent four years at USF and three years at Western Kentucky.

While his overall record may be underwhelming, Taggart holds a 25-9 record in the past three years.

Florida State will play Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl, while Oregon faces off against Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl.

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