Published: Sun, December 03, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Can Oregon Football Keep Willie Taggart With A New Contract?

Can Oregon Football Keep Willie Taggart With A New Contract?

If, of course, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher leaves the school for Texas A&M.

Last week it was reported that OR made an offer of a little over $20 million for five years to keep Taggart away from FSU, which would be a little bit over $1 million raise per year.

According to Andrew Greif of The Oregonian, FSU would be amenable to that idea and are expected to offer him the position. OR is believed to have offered the coach a new contract in the final week of the regular season in an attempt to keep him in Eugene. While there are plenty of reasons why Taggart should be the next coach, here are the top three reasons he needs to be leading the Noles in 2018. The Aggies have had eyes for Fisher since firing Kevin Sumlin over the weekend. His base salary this season was just under $3 million.

"Last weekend OR offered Taggart a contract extension worth more than $20 million over five years".

The contract offer to Taggart came last week and would be a one-year extension. Taggart's tenure got off to a rocky start in the offseason after the school's strength coach was suspended when multiple players suffered rhabdomyolysis after intense conditioning workouts.

What makes Taggart even more attractive to Florida State is a Florida-centric staff that includes ace recruiter and offensive line coach Mario Cristobal - the former head coach at FIU, and defensive coordinator/former South Florida head coach Jim Leavitt.

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