Report: Football coach Willie Taggart speaking with Florida State officials about head coaching position
He’s considered the top candidate for the job
Oregon football may be on the hunt for a new coach sooner than they hoped. Oregon head coach Willie Taggart met with Florida State officials on Monday about a coaching vacancy for the Seminoles upon the firing of Jimbo Fisher.
Oregon sources have confirmed to me that Willie Taggart and Florida State will meet today. Taggart has informed the Ducks.
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) December 4, 2017
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Taggart moved met with FSU officials in Arizona on Monday after meeting with four-star quarterback Tyler Shough.
However, he raised suspicion after he cancelled a meeting with four-star wide receiver recruit Miles Battle Monday night in Houston, raising questions among Ducks fans. However, he later told Battle that he rescheduled it for Tuesday morning.
Taggart also dodged questions about his future at Sunday's press conference, stating that "Nothing's changed" and that he expects to coach the Ducks at the Las Vegas Bowl when they take on Boise State on December 16.
John Canzano, a columnist for the Oregonian has been updating fans throughout the process and reported Monday that “Oregon not thrilled about Willie Taggart being out recruiting on its dime while entertaining his next job."
UO offered Taggart a four-year, $20 million extension a week ago before the Ducks' selection to its first bowl game of the Taggart era.
A hiring announcement could be released as early as Tuesday morning.
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