Florida State lands Willie Taggart as new coach

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Florida State University and Taggart, the current OR and former University of South Florida coach, have reached agreement on a deal.

Taggart had only been at OR for one year after leaving USF, so he's part of a lot of coaching turnover in the state of Florida. He was the head coach at the University of OR in December 2016 where coached the Ducks to a record of 7-5 in his first season and finished 4-5 in the Pac-12.

This represents a rare change of pace for Florida State, which has only had two head coaches since 1976.

At Oregon, Taggart's team was averaging 49.6 points per game as it got off to a 4-1 start.

"Do Something" became his tagline for his first season with the Ducks.

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Taggart grew up in Florida and coached at the University of South Florida before joining the Ducks. Tigard High School's Bradan Lenzy decommitted. He helped South Florida earn its first 10-win season in history in 2016. That likely has a lot to do with why Florida State made him a priority. Why hire someone who has a sub.500 career record at 47-50?

How does this coaching change impact the Las Vegas Bowl.

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Taggart is known for changing cultures and being highly adaptable at all of the schools he has coached.

Taggart is also known for bringing in elite recruiting classes and knows the Florida circuit as well as anyone. The Ducks play Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 16.

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

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