Why FSU Football should hire Willie Taggart as next football coach

Why FSU Football should hire Willie Taggart as next football coach

Taggart is reportedly being wooed by Florida State as a possible replacement for the outgoing Jimbo Fisher, but on Saturday night he tweeted, "Looking forward to a great day tomorrow with our team". As Fisher was the coach in waiting for three years before taking over - something that gave him a sense of entitlement - the Seminoles haven't been in this position of late.

Last week it was reported that OR made an offer of a little over $20 million for five years to keep Taggart away from FSU, which would be a little bit over $1 million raise per year.

From the moment he took the job with the Ducks, Taggart made a concerted effort to keep his footprint in the Sunshine State. On Dec. 7, Taggart was announced as OR coach.

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"Last weekend OR offered Taggart a contract extension worth more than $20 million over five years". Taggart earned a base salary of $2.9 million in his first season in OR, according to the USA Today coaches salary database.

Oregon finished the regular season 7-5 after beating Oregon State in the Civil War.

During the season, OR got bowl eligible despite injuries to many key players including quarterback Justin Herbert. He came to Eugene after four years as head coach at South Florida, where he went 24-25 but 10-1 in 2016.

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