Willie Taggart suggests that he's staying at OR on Twitter

Henrietta Brewer
December 3, 2017

Could Willie Taggart get a new contract to stay at OR after just one season with the school?

For the first time in over four decades, FSU football is actually in the market for a football coach after Jimbo Fisher chose to abandon ship for a big payday at a middle of the road SEC program, Texas A&M. Of course, the Oregon Football Coach is a hot commodity and with Florida roots, coaxing him back to the Sunshine State could be an interesting proposition and a devastating result for the Oregon Ducks. On Dec. 7, Taggart was announced as OR coach. Taggart earned a base salary of $2.9 million in his first season in OR, according to the USA Today coaches salary database.

On Wednesday, the University of OR offered a new contract to Taggart who is in consideration by Florida State as a possible candidate. On Wednesday, Oregon reportedly offered Taggart a 5 year, $20 million extension.

The contract offer to Taggart came last week and would be a one-year extension.

What makes Taggart even more attractive to Florida State is a Florida-centric staff that includes ace recruiter and offensive line coach Mario Cristobal - the former head coach at FIU, and defensive coordinator/former South Florida head coach Jim Leavitt.

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