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Willie Taggart coming back to Florida to coach FSU

Willie Taggart coming back to Florida to coach FSU

Taggart is leaving the Ducks after just one season, where he went 7-5.

With the hiring of Taggart, a new era for Florida State football has begun-a fresh start for a program that has slowly declined since their 2013 National Championship.

The decision to leave OR and replace Jimbo Fisher after just one year with the Ducks comes after a busy Monday that included both recruiting for his former team and meeting his future employer to discuss the gig.

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So who is Willie Taggart? Willie Taggart confirmed Tuesday to ESPN's Edward Aschoff that he will take over in Tallahassee.

Just days after coach Jimbo Fisher resigned as coach at Florida State University, the team is expected to reach an agreement with OR head coach Willie Taggart for the position, according to multiple reports. How long will OR take to get a new coach? Handling pressure is an important trait for a major head coach and the expectation to win quickly in Tallahassee isn't going anywhere. Before that, he spent four seasons as the head coach at USF. Previously, Taggart cultivated a reputation as a program-builder at Western Kentucky (where he was a quarterback in the 1990s) and South Florida.

Oregon's potentially historic class is beginning to slide. He is expected to bring in several top assistants, many with ties to the state of Florida that will help with recruiting and improving from a 6-6 record this year.