Oregon head coach Willie Taggart may be getting a new deal with the Ducks, thanks to his name being linked as a potential candidate to replace Jimbo Fisher at Florida State, if Fisher leaves. According to Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated, Oregon has offered Taggart a new five-year deal:
If Taggart accepts, the new deal would pay a little more than $20 million over five years. But Taggart has reason to wait. If Jimbo Fisher leaves Florida State for Texas AM, Taggart could be a candidate for the Seminoles’ job.
Andrew Greif of The Oregonian also reported the following:
A source confirmed that Oregon has offered Willie Taggart a new deal to keep him at UO (and away from FSU). Deal was offered last weekend and buyout would be $4.5M.
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) November 29, 2017
Fisher leaving is a big if, but as Tomahawk Nation reported Wednesday, FSU has been engaged in preliminary vetting of Taggart and Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente, in case Fisher does leave.
The former USF head coach has strong ties inside the state of Florida that would benefit him well in Tallahassee. Here’s Tomahawk Nation’s take on him as a potential Fisher replacement:
A native of Bradenton, Florida, Taggart began his head-coaching career where he played
Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/11/29/16715884/oregon-willie-taggart-florida-state-rumors
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