Florida State ends search, hires Willie Taggart away from Oregon

Taggart, 41, led OR to a 7-5 record this year in his first season with the Ducks.

Taggart coached at South Florida before he took the Ducks job, and he is considered a strong recruiter in the state. It's unclear who OR will hire to replace Taggart.

Since Florida State launched its search, Willie Taggart has been the top candidate, presumably.

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Less than a week after Fisher resigned to take the head coaching position at Texas A&M, the Seminoles will bring in former OR coach Willie Taggart as their new coach, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

Fisher went 82-23 in eight seasons at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to eight straights bowls and a BCS National Championship Game victory against Auburn in 2013.

Just one day after Jimbo Fisher was officially introduced as the new head coach at Texas A&M, Florida state has reportedly landed its top target to replace him.

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Taggart then made his return to Western Kentucky in 2010 when he was hired as their head coach. But FSU rebounded and won four of five down the stretch to continue the program's record bowl streak to 36 consecutive years. Why hire someone who has a sub.500 career record at 47-50? You will be the Head Coach responsible for turning around an Oregon Football program that was in desperate need when you arrived. He initially joined Taggart's staff in Eugene last January after previously serving as tight ends coach with Alabama.

Taggart is also known for bringing in elite recruiting classes and knows the Florida circuit as well as anyone.

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