Willie Taggart to be next Florida State football coach

Posted December 06, 2017

Florida State wasted little time in finding its next football coach, on Tuesday hiring Oregon's Willie Taggart to replace Jimbo Fisher, according to multiple outlets.

Taggart, a Florida native, comes to Florida State after just one year at Oregon.

Warchant, among other outlets, are reporting that Willie Taggart will become the 10th head coach in FSU's history, and the first full-time minority head coach.

His record was an impressive 25-9 his past three seasons of coaching, and he earned his teams three consecutive bowl berths.

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OR made an attempt to retain Taggart even before the Florida State job opened up, offering a one-year extension on his contract that runs through the 2020 season to boost the value of his five-year deal to $18 million, former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy reports. He was also the first African American head coach at each of his first three jobs.

From Florida State's perspective, a quick decision was key, too, as the Seminoles, who slumped to 6-6 this season, were watching the clock tick toward the early signing period with an eye toward salvaging a recruiting class that started to fall apart with seven decommitments since Wednesday, the Tallahassee Democrat noted Monday.

"His values are in line with ours, with academics as important as the product on the field", said Ed Burr, chairman of Florida State's board of trustees.

At USF, Taggart took the Bulls from a 2-10 record his first season in 2013 to a 10-2 mark last season before he departed for Oregon.

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Taggart then made his return to Western Kentucky in 2010 when he was hired as their head coach.

Originally, most of Oregon's 2018 commits were all going to be meeting in Eugene on December 15.

Florida State finished this season 6-6 and will play Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl.

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