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Willie Taggart slated as FSU's new head coach

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Willie Taggart went 7-5 in his lone season at Oregon. AP  AP

Taggart takes over for previous coach Jimbo Fisher who departed for the vacant position at Texas A&M. 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.

It hasn't even been a year since Taggart held his introductory press conference at OR, replacing Mark Helfrich. Taggart briefly coached with Harbaugh's son who was nearing the end of his National Football League career.

Taggart then made his return to Western Kentucky in 2010 when he was hired as their head coach. Taggart went 2-10 in his first years at both schools, but quickly righted the ship. With preparation and travel for bowl games, this can no longer happen.

McMurphy also confirmed a previous report that OR offered to give Taggart a raise, even offering the coach a one-year extension before Fisher left Florida State. But FSU rebounded and won four of five down the stretch to continue the program's record bowl streak to 36 consecutive years.

In December of 2016, Taggart was hired by OR as their head coach following the firing of Mark Helfrich.

The 41-year old Bradenton native coached at South Florida for four seasons before going to Oregon.

And now he's the Seminoles' next head coach. Now Mullens has to once again find a new head football coach. He initially joined Taggart's staff in Eugene last January after previously serving as tight ends coach with Alabama.

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