OR begins search for next head football coach

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Less than a week after Fisher resigned to take the head coaching position at Texas A&M, the Seminoles will bring in former OR coach Willie Taggart as their new coach, according to multiple reports Tuesday. Before joining OR this season, Taggart spent four years at USF and three years at Western Kentucky.

Warchant, among other outlets, are reporting that Willie Taggart will become the 10th head coach in FSU's history, and the first full-time minority head coach.

"Do Something" became his tagline for his first season with the Ducks. After ending WKU's 26-game losing streak and going 2-10 in his first season, he made strides while going 7-5 in both 2011 and 2012.

According to Sports Illustrated, Taggart was happy with being at OR but could not pass up the chance to take over the program he cheered on growing up in Bradenton, Florida. Tigard High School's Bradan Lenzy decommitted. He led USF to a win against SC in the Birmingham Bowl last season before heading to Oregon.

And now he's the Seminoles' next head coach.

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Florida State moved quickly to identify Jimbo Fisher's replacement.

While the 41-year-old has a mere 47-50 career record in FBS, it doesn't quite show the job he has done to improve teams from where they were before arriving.

How does this coaching change impact the Las Vegas Bowl.

. He proved this time and time again at Western Kentucky, USF, and finally Oregon.

Taggart is also known for bringing in elite recruiting classes and knows the Florida circuit as well as anyone.

The FSU football program reportedly has its new head coach. Yet for certain, athletic director Stan Wilcox did his due diligence to hire the best-possible candidate for the job. Florida State is 6-6 this season and will face Southern Mississippi in the December 27 Independence Bowl.

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