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Florida State Has Hired Oregon's Willie Taggart

A general view of a Florida State football game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Doak S. Campbell Stadium during the first half of an NCAA football game at Doak S. Campbell Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

The Seminoles have their replacement for Jimbo Fisher.

It didn't take very long for Florida State to find its Jimbo Fisher replacement.

The Seminoles have hired Oregon head coach Willie Taggart, who was the clear favorite for the job from the moment the job opened up.

Taggart, 41, has strong connections to the state of Florida. He was born in Bradenton and spent four seasons as South Florida's head coach before leaving for the Ducks.

Taggart is 47-50 as a head coach. He took Western Kentucky from a 2-win team in 2010 to a 7-win team in 2012. He took South Florida from a 2-win team in 2013 to a 10-win team in 2016. Oregon struggled at times this season, going 7-5, but the Ducks lost their starting QB for much of the season and looked like a top 25 team when he was on the field.

This is a very good hire for Florida State.