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Taggart, you're it! Florida State hires Oregon's Willie Taggart as new head coach

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Florida State has hired Oregon coach Willie Taggart as its new head coach.

The Seminoles met with Taggart in Arizona Monday afternoon and completed negotiations on Tuesday.

Taggart has called a team meeting at 4:30 p.m. EST and is expected to informed his players that he is taking the job.

With the hire, FSU has had three permanent head coaches in the last 40 years dating back to Bobby Bowden being hired in 1976.

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Willie Taggart will become Florida State’s new head football coach.  Chris Pietsch / AP
Oregon head football coach Willie Taggart, right, gives

Oregon head football coach Willie Taggart, right, gives quarterback Justin Herbert a hug during the second half of their NCAA college football game against Arizona.  Chris Pietsch, AP
Oregon head coach Willie Taggart, center, greets his

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart, center, greets his players during warmups before an NCAA college football game against Arizona Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.  Chris Pietsch, AP
Oregon coach Willie Taggart celebrates with his team

Oregon coach Willie Taggart celebrates with his team after a 77-21 victory defeat of Southern Utah.  Chris Pietsch, AP
Oregon Ducks head coach Willie Taggart walks on the

Oregon Ducks head coach Willie Taggart walks on the side line in the forth quarter against the Arizona Wildcats at Autzen Stadium.  Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
Oregon Ducks head coach Willie Taggart walks on the

Oregon Ducks head coach Willie Taggart walks on the field before the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Autzen Stadium.  Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
Taggart coached the USF Bulls before heading to Oregon.

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Taggart coached the USF Bulls before heading to Oregon.  Democrat files
South Florida head coach Willie Taggart shouts instructions

South Florida head coach Willie Taggart shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida, in Tampa, Fla.  Chris O’Meara, AP
Head Coach Willie Taggart walks the sidelines during

Head Coach Willie Taggart walks the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Miami Hurricanes on September 28, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.  Brian Blanco, Getty Images
South Florida coach Willie Taggart speaks at the American

South Florida coach Willie Taggart speaks at the American Athletic Conference NCAA college football media days.  Stew Milne/AP
Sep 2, 2017; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach

Oregon Ducks head coach Willie Taggart reacts after his defense allowed a Southern Utah Thunderbirds’ touchdown in the first half at Autzen Stadium.  Jaime Valdez, Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart congratulates Oregon quarterback Braxton Burmeister after an Oregon score against Utah in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. Oregon and Oregon State head into the 121st Civil War game in Eugene, on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, looking very different than last season. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, file)

FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart congratulates Oregon quarterback Braxton Burmeister after an Oregon score against Utah in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. Oregon and Oregon State head into the 121st Civil War game in Eugene, on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, looking very different than last season. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, file)  The Associated Press
Oregon coach Willie Taggart runs on the field with

Oregon coach Willie Taggart runs on the field with his players before their game against Southern Utah.  Jaime Valdez, USA TODAY Sports
Oregon coach Willie Taggart, left, and Arizona coach

Oregon coach Willie Taggart, left, and Arizona coach Rich Rodriquez meet at midfield before the teams’ NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.  Chris Pietsch, AP
Taggart has been the coach of the Oregon Ducks

Taggart has been the coach of the Oregon Ducks  The Associated Press
Taggart has been the coach of the Oregon Ducks

Taggart has been the coach of the Oregon Ducks  The Associated Press
Oregon coach Willie Taggart celebrates with his team

Oregon coach Willie Taggart celebrates with his team after a 77-21 victory defeat of Southern Utah.  Chris Pietsch, AP
Oregon coach Willie Taggart and senior running back

Oregon coach Willie Taggart and senior running back Royce Freeman.  Scott Olmos, USA TODAY Sports Images
Taggart has been the coach of the Oregon Ducks

Taggart has been the coach of the Oregon Ducks  The Associated Press
Taggart has been the coach of the Oregon Ducks

Taggart has been the coach of the Oregon Ducks  The Associated Press
Apr 29, 2017; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon head coach Willie

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart walks on the field before the game at Autzen Stadium.  Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
Oregon's new head football coach Willie Taggart, center

Oregon’s new head football coach Willie Taggart, center right, joins the student section at Matthew Knight Arena for part of the first half of the Alabama vs. Oregon men’s NCAA college basketball game.  Chris Pietsch, AP Photo
Oregon's new head football coach Willie Taggart, center,

Oregon’s new head football coach Willie Taggart, center, high-fives Duck fans after being introduced during the Alabama vs. Oregon men’s NCAA college basketball game.  Chris Pietsch, AP Photo
South Florida football coach Willie Taggart shouts

South Florida football coach Willie Taggart shouts instructions against Central Florida on Nov. 26, 2016, in Tampa.  Chris O’Meara, Associated Press
USF coach Willie Taggart, center, talks to high school

USF coach Willie Taggart, center, talks to high school football players following the Bulls’ satellite football camp on Sunday.  Chris Parks/Special to The News-Press
Willie Taggart will be FSU's new head coach.

Willie Taggart will be FSU’s new head coach.  The Associated Press
Willie Taggart will be FSU's new head coach.

Willie Taggart will be FSU’s new head coach.  The Associated Press
Willie Taggart will be FSU's new head coach.

Willie Taggart will be FSU’s new head coach.  The Associated Press
Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart celebrates with

Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart celebrates with players.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
Head coach Willie Taggart is trying to rebuild the

Head coach Willie Taggart is trying to rebuild the USF program.  Jonathan Dyer/USA TODAY Sports

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Defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins was the interim head coach for the Seminoles’ 42-10 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, and will be the interim coach again for the Independence Bowl against Southern Miss on Dec. 27.

Including Haggins, Taggart is the 11th head coach in the history of the FSU program.

Oregon finished the 2017 regular season with a 7-5 record under Taggart one year after hiring him. The Ducks finished 4-8 in 2016.

He has an overall record of 47-50, but those numbers are slightly misleading considering the state of the programs he took over. In the year prior to Taggart taking over Western Kentucky, South Florida, and Oregon, the three teams were a combined 9-27.

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He led WKU to two winning seasons in 2011 and 2012 after becoming a first-time head coach in 2010, and led USF to its first 10 win season in 2016 before leaving for Oregon.

He was the running backs coach at Stanford under Jim Harbaugh prior to taking over the Hilltoppers.

Taggart’s buyout is currently $3 million, but Oregon offered Taggart a five-year, $20 million extension to remain head coach over a week ago.

Taggart is considered an ace recruiter, and has the Ducks sitting at No. 6 in the 247Sports composite team rankings. The next closest Pac-12 team is UCLA at No. 16.

The Seminoles recruiting class is currently ranked No. 32 after a rash of decommitments during the Jimbo Fisher saga.

With the college football’s new early signing period from Dec. 20-22, Taggart is going to have to get a staff in place quickly to keep together the remainder of the class and start recruiting his own players.

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FSU’s Cam Akers races in for a touchdown, one of two on the day against Louisiana Monroe at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU’s Jacques Patrick celebrates his touchdown run, one of two on the day, with Rick Leonard against Louisiana Monroe during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU’s Jacques Patrick celebrates his touchdown with Cam Akers, both runningbacks had 2 touchdowns on the day against Louisiana Monroe Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU cheerleader celebrate a touchdown against Louisiana Monroe during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU Interim Head Coach Odell Haggins walks on to the field after the Seminoles 42-10 win against Louisiana Monroe at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU’s offensive line, including Cole Minshew (70) and Alec Eberle (54) carry their coach Rick Trickett, as he covers his tears with his hat, after the Seminoles 42-10 win over Louisiana Monroe at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU quarterback James Balckman greets fans after the Seminoles 42-10 win against Louisiana Monroe during at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU’s Derwin James high-fives fans in what will probably be his last home game as a Seminole, their 42-10 win over Louisiana Monroe at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU Interim Head Coach Odell Haggins high-fives fans as he runs off the field in their first post-Jimbo Fisher era game against Louisiana Monroe at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU’s D.J. Matthews breaks in to the endzone for a touchdown past Louisiana Monroe’s Marcus Hubbard during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU’s Cam Akers runs the ball against Louisiana Monroe during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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FSU’s D.J. Matthews breaks in to the endzone for a touchdown past Louisiana Monroe’s Marcus Hubbard during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2017.  Joe Rondone/Democrat
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