Florida State hires Willie Taggart as coach

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart center greets his players during warmups before an NCAA college football game against Arizona Saturday Nov. 18 2017 in Eugene Ore

Cristobal steps up for Willie Taggart, who just accepted the head-coaching position at Florida State.

Taggart leaves after spending a lone season at OR, where he turned the 7-5 Ducks back into a bowl team after they missed out on postseason play the prior year.

Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel reported that Taggart met with FSU officials on Monday in Arizona.

Taggart was FSU's top choice and they've landed him only days after losing Jimbo Fisher.

According to Warchant.com, Taggart's salary is expected to be "approximately $5 million per year".

The decision to leave OR and replace Jimbo Fisher after just one year with the Ducks comes after a busy Monday that included both recruiting for his former team and meeting his future employer to discuss the gig.

OR made an attempt to retain Taggart even before the Florida State job opened up, offering a one-year extension on his contract that runs through the 2020 season to boost the value of his five-year deal to $18 million, former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy reports.

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At USF, Taggart took the Bulls from a 2-10 record his first season in 2013 to a 10-2 mark last season before he departed for Oregon. Who will lead OR into the Las Vegas Bowl vs Boise State.

However, those mixed messages are done: Taggart is the third full-time coach at Florida State since 1976, when Bobby Bowden first took over. This year was a tough year in Tallahassee.

The Seminoles expect to have quarterback Deondre Francois back next season after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener against Alabama.

Florida State will not require near that level of rebuild, despite needing to reschedule a game against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to extend the country's longest bowl streak to 36 games.

FSU will play Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl while Taggart's old school, Oregon, faces Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl.

No word yet on when Taggert will be introduced as the new head coach in Tallahassee, though it will likely be Wednesday or Thursday.

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