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Willie Taggart Leaving Oregon For Florida State


Willie Taggart is pictured here at a press conference ahead of the team's spring drills in this April 5, 2017, file photo. Taggart is leaving the Oregon program after one season to become Florida State's next head coach.

Willie Taggart is pictured here at a press conference ahead of the team’s spring drills in this April 5, 2017, file photo. Taggart is leaving the Oregon program after one season to become Florida State’s next head coach.

Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard

Willie Taggart is going to do something else.

 

Updated (Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:50 a.m.): Willie Taggart is going to do something else.

After only one season as Ore­gon’s head football coach, Taggart is leaving to accept the same position at Florida State.

Oregon has named co-­offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal as the interim coach for the Las Vegas Bowl. A source told The Register-Guard that defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt plans to join Taggart in Tallahassee, Fla.

Two days shy of a calendar year since Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens hired Taggart away from South Florida on Dec. 7, 2016, the 41-year-old Palmetto, Fla., native is headed back to his home state.

Read the whole story at The Register-Guard.

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