Sport Oregon players rip Willie Taggart for lying about Florida State interest

06:25  07 december  2017
06:25  07 december  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

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.

Those at Oregon , however, seem to feel differently. During his introductory press conference at Florida State on Wednesday, Taggart said he had been open and honest with players and administrators about Florida State ’s interest .

“It’s not about the Xs and Os, it’s the Jimmies and Joes.” That old saying will never change. The team with the best players is far more often than not going to win the battle on the field. This all brings me to the situation of Willie Taggart and Oregon …and Florida State .

Taggart's now former players at Oregon aren't pleased with his move to FSU.© Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports Taggart's now former players at Oregon aren't pleased with his move to FSU.

Willie Taggart has maintained that he was open, honest, and transparent with everyone at Oregon as he contemplated and eventually took the job at Florida State. Those at Oregon, however, seem to feel differently.

During his introductory press conference at Florida State on Wednesday, Taggart said he had been open and honest with players and administrators about Florida State’s interest. That quote struck a nerve with players and media alike.

Two of Taggart’s former Oregon players, linebacker Troy Dye and safety Nick Pickett, ripped Taggart on Twitter in response to the quote.

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens has also publicly contradicted Taggart’s version of events. It’s not rare for things like this to happen when one coach leaves a job for another program, but this one has gone down particularly poorly in Eugene.

Coaching news: UCF hires Missouri assistant Josh Heupel to lead program

  Coaching news: UCF hires Missouri assistant Josh Heupel to lead program After Scott Frost accepted the job at his alma mater Nebraska, the Knights announced Josh Heupel as their head coach Tuesday.UCF announced Tuesday it has hired Heupel to replace Scott Frost, who left to take over at his alma mater, Nebraska, after leading the Knights to a 12-0 record this year.

Willie Taggart was the top option to fill Florida State ’s first coaching vacancy in 40 years, but the Oregon coach is staying in Eugene for a second season.

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