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Sport Chip Kelly is Going to Have to Tell Oregon No, After Willie Taggart Leaves for Florida State

03:38  06 december  2017
03:38  06 december  2017 Source:   thebiglead.com

Report: Florida State looking at Willie Taggart if Fisher leaves

  Report: Florida State looking at Willie Taggart if Fisher leaves Willie Taggart is in only his first season as the head coach at Oregon, but that hasn’t stopped reports about him potentially leaving the Ducks from piling up. With it looking like a legitimate possibility that Jimbo Fisher could leave Florida State to take the head coaching job at Texas A&M, Dan Wolken of USA Today reports that the Seminoles have started gathering information on Taggart.Source: Florida State officials have started doing background work on Oregon coach Willie Taggart in preparation for the possibility Jimbo Fisher takes the Texas A&M job.

That , of course, leaves Oregon in need of a head coach for the second year in a row. Last year at this time, Chip Kelly was still the coach of the San Francisco 49ers and opted not bolt for a return to the school where he gained prominence. He was fired a month later, and the school had hired Taggart .

Chip Kelly is Going to Have to Tell Oregon No , After Willie Taggart Leaves for Florida State . December 5, 2017 4:09 pm ET · Jason Lisk. The Oregon job is open less than a month after Chip Kelly returned to coaching in college.

Chip Kelly wearing a hat: File photo© File Photo File photo The Jimbo Fisher move to Texas A&M has set off shock waves through the college football world, and it remains to be seen where it all ends. The second domino to fall is Willie Taggart officially leaving Oregon after just one season and returning to the state of Florida. Taggart came to Oregon from South Florida and was a natural replacement for Fisher at Florida State.

That, of course, leaves Oregon in need of a head coach for the second year in a row. Last year at this time, Chip Kelly was still the coach of the San Francisco 49ers and opted not bolt for a return to the school where he gained prominence. He was fired a month later, and the school had hired Taggart. Kelly spent the year in television, and recently chose UCLA over Florida for his return to coaching.

Oregon Offers Willie Taggart New Contract as Florida State Rumors Swirl

  Oregon Offers Willie Taggart New Contract as Florida State Rumors Swirl Oregon has offered coach WIllie Taggart a new contract with the hope that he’ll stay in Eugene even if a coveted job in his home state opens this weekend, SI.com has learned. Taggart, who grew up in Bradenton, Fla., and coached at South Florida before getting hired by Oregon, is currently 7–5 in his first season with the Ducks. He has a career record of 47–50, but his previous two jobs at Western Kentucky and South Florida were considered reclamation projects. In Taggart’s four seasons at USF, the Bulls’ record improved every season. They were 10–2 when he was hired by Oregon last December to turn around a team that finished 4–8.

Chip Kelly is Going to Have to Tell Oregon No , After Willie Taggart Leaves for Florida State . Cristobal is on the path to be a head coach again anyway and hiring him would make the most sense for Oregon given its current situation. Other candidates are certainly out there. I think we all know Phil

Willie Taggart (born August 27, 1976) is the head college football coach at Florida State University and a former college football player.

So while it would seem impossible that Kelly would immediately return to Oregon, circumstances have again changed. If you don't think Phil Knight is exploring the idea, well, you are probably wrong. Chip Kelly returning to Oregon would be the slam dunk path back to prominence for the program, and do you really think Knight is going to be bothered by money or concern over whether it would piss off a fellow conference member? Oregon's resources and facilities are so much greater than UCLA thanks to Knight.

Kelly will have a decision to make, the first of his start at UCLA. He's almost certainly going to have to decide whether to tell Oregon and Phil Knight no.

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Willie Taggart ’s debut at Florida State was on another level, sending sportswriters scrambling for the thesaurus to describe a first impression that flew in the face of the optimism It’s too early to tell . Only one thing is sure: After this sort of debut, the only direction Taggart and the Seminoles can go is up.

Taggart came to Florida State after only one season at Oregon because Florida State is his dream job and—since the Seminoles have had exactly The big question isn’t who will start at quarterback for the Tigers—it’s going to be Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence is going to play—but who finishes.

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There is no precedent for this year’s coaching carousel. We won’t know until next fall what sort of on-field effect the new coaches will have on the programs they’re taking over, but in the shorter-term the changes are expected to shake up the recruiting landscape. For the first time this year, high school seniors will be free to sign National Letters of Intent in an early window that begins Dec. 20 and runs 72 hours. It’s not clear how many of these prospects will opt to use the early period; some will elect to wait until the traditional signing date on the first Wednesday of February.

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