By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 5, 2017
EUGENE, Oregon (WCTV) -- Multiple outlets are reporting that Willie Taggart has called a team meeting at Oregon amid the rumors surrounding his connection to the FSU head coaching vacancy.
Correction: source just said they got the email. Meeting is on. https://t.co/brF9iVP9wd— Tyson Alger (@tysonalger) December 5, 2017
About an hour before the scheduled meeting, Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman tweeted that he's hearing Taggart had accepted the FSU coaching position.
I'm told Willie Taggart loved his situation at #Oregon but he couldn't pass us the chance to go home especially for a job like #FSU's. He grew up an FSU fan back in the days of Warrick Dunn, Charlie Ward and Amp Lee.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 5, 2017
The newspaper The Oregonian has also reported that Taggart is leaving Oregon for FSU.
I can confirm that Willie Taggart is leaving to be the next coach at Florida State. UO sources confirm.— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) December 5, 2017
National college football writer Brett McMurphy has also reported that Taggart will be leaving for FSU.
Sources: Oregon’s Willie Taggart has agreed to become Florida State’s coach https://t.co/fcxi8GKyeI— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 5, 2017
Florida State, Oregon nor Willie Taggart himself have said a deal has been done.
By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 4, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A source tells WCTV's Kenny Morales that Florida State University officials are set to meet with Oregon head football coach Willie Taggart Monday.
Florida State is now searching for a new head football coach after Jimbo Fisher announced his resignation on Friday. Fisher was named the new head coach at Texas A&M University Monday afternoon.
Prior to becoming head coach at Oregon in 2016, Taggart, 41, was head coach at the University of South Florida.
This is developing story. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.