Taggart shed tears as he discussed his family full of FSU fans, which included his brother, who rooted for the Noles even when Taggart coached South Florida against FSU. "The timing is probably not right, but it's never right when it's time to leave". "I want our defense to back to where Florida State defense has been in the past", Taggart said.
First, Taggart was called out by Aaron Fentress of NBC Sports Northwest for misleading folks in Eugene by failing to disclose that he was in contact with Florida State before he actually said he was originally.
Dye's brother Travis is a three-star recruit in the class of 2018 and verbally committed to OR and Taggart. Florida State is a dream job for any coach, especially one who hails from the Florida area.
The Ducks were 7-5 in Taggart's lone season and will play in the December 16 Las Vegas Bowl against No. 25 Boise State. He sued USF and received a $2.75 million settlement.
Oregon's class, which was ranked No. 1 by Scout before Taggart was courted by Florida State, has slipped to No. 9 with four prospects decommitting.
Cristobal joined OR in January.
From 2007 to 2012 he was the head coach at Florida International. Justin Johnson, a 6-foot-7, 355-pound offensive lineman from Philadelphia tweeted.
After all, he quickly turned down Florida once they fired Jim McElwain and it looked like he was staying.
Taggart spent the past season at OR, his first head coaching job at a Power 5 program.
"That's a bonus, but that's not where you start because that narrows the pool", Mullens said on the importance of candidates having a tie to the program after getting burned by Taggart. He said he always wanted to find his way here, so when he walked onto the 50-yard line at Doak Campbell Stadium for the first time, he raised his arms and shouted, "I made it". All of the assistants will coach through the bowl game.
Across the country, not all Ducks players and recruits agreed.
Taggart said, "My 16-year old son came in, out of nowhere, and said, 'Dad, I know you are struggling with this decision and it is your dream job". "It's frustrating having three coaches in three years".
"We just have to come out and practice, prove ourselves ... take this new coach, whoever they hire, and trust him to do the best we can".