Ducks' Taggart negotiating with Florida State

Maricruz Casares
Diciembre 6, 2017

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the two sides are negotiating a deal and a formal announcement of Taggart becoming Florida's State's coach could come on Tuesday.

On Monday, rumors remained strong that FSU was targeting Taggart to replace Jimbo Fisher, who left after eight seasons as head coach in Tallahassee for the same position at Texas A&M, not to mention a 10-year, $75 million contract that makes him the second-highest paid coach behind Alabama's Nick Saban.

It's becoming increasingly apparent that OR coach Willie Taggart is far and away Florida State's top choice to replace Jimbo Fisher, to the point that one of his current Ducks assistants is looking into where the best schools in Tallahassee are for his children.

Still, ESPN and several other reports point to a meeting between Taggart and Florida State soon, though no deal is in place and it's unknown if he will take the job if offered or choose to stay at Oregon.

OR offered Taggart, who was hired on December 7, 2016, a contract extension during Civil War weekend, which Sports Illustrated reported as a five-year deal worth $20 million.

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OR officials were said to be expecting a decision on Taggart's future early this week.

OR finished the season as the 7th-place team in the Pac-12 with an overall record of 7-5, including a 4-5 mark in conference.

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With the early signing period (Dec. 20-22) for football players rapidly approaching, time is of the essence.

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