Florida State Seminoles Hire Willie Taggart as Head Coach

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For now, Taggart will be the team's coach when they head to Las Vegas to take on the 25th-ranked Mountain West champion Boise State Broncos.

Less than a week after Fisher resigned to take the head coaching position at Texas A&M, the Seminoles will bring in former OR coach Willie Taggart as their new coach, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

Taggart also spent three seasons as head coach at Western Kentucky, taking the Hilltoppers from 2-10 in his first season to back-to-back 7-5 campaigns in 2011 and 2012. Taggart briefly coached with Harbaugh's son who was nearing the end of his National Football League career.

As the ink is still drying on Jimbo Fisher's monster 10-year, $75 million contract with Texas A&M, his previous school found his replacement in Tallahassee.

Taggart is following in Todd Graham territory as the two not hold the only distinction to be the head coach of an FBS program in three straight years.

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Florida State's first coaching search in more than 40 years took less than a week to complete.

The Ducks made a quicker turnaround under the new coach, going 7-5 in his first year after managing just a 4-8 record the year before.

OR started 4-1 and even briefly popped into the AP rankings, but starting quarterback Justin Herbert broke his collarbone and the Ducks floundered, going 1-4 without him. He will coach the Seminoles in the December 27 Independence Bowl against Southern Mississippi.

Bolden is the third decommitment for OR since the Taggart-to-Florida State rumors began, joining Lenzy and four-star athlete Tre'Shaun Harrison.

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