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Florida State set to hire Willie Taggart

Florida State set to hire Willie Taggart”

Sources have informed college football reporter Brett McMurphy that Willie Taggart has agreed to a deal to become the next head coach at Florida State.

Taggart has spent just one season as the head coach of a Power Five team.

Willie Taggart as head coach of the Oregon Ducks during a game against Arizona State on September 23, 2017.

No word yet on when Taggert will be introduced as the new head coach in Tallahassee, though it will likely be Wednesday or Thursday.

Taggart leaves after spending a lone season at OR, where he turned the 7-5 Ducks back into a bowl team after they missed out on postseason play the prior year.

Taggart is considered a skilled recruiter, and given his ties to Florida, he should have success in a talent-rich state. The landscape is different than it is in most places and high school coaches aren't as involved in the process as they are in other states.

Fisher resigned Friday to accept the opening at Texas A&M.

So who is Willie Taggart?

And now he's the Seminoles' next head coach.

Taggart, a native of Bradenton, Florida, will be the Seminole's first full-time African-American head coach.

Taggart then made his return to Western Kentucky in 2010 when he was hired as their head coach. He proved this time and time again at Western Kentucky, USF, and finally Oregon.

In fact, the state's seven FBS programs have all hired a new coach within the last two years. Yet for certain, athletic director Stan Wilcox did his due diligence to hire the best-possible candidate for the job.



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