Like most college football coaches, the majority of Willie Taggart’s Twitter timeline consists of retweets of things related to his Oregon team such as awards and honors won by current players or shout-outs from prospects who are considering the Ducks.
And from time to time Taggart likes to mix things up with a little mystery, often throwing in a “Ring, Ring, Ring” which has come to be known as the signal that Oregon has a commitment coming down the pike.
But on Thursday night the Taggart took a different approach with his tweet, expounding on a coach’s role in the lives of his players and how much he loves what he does.
We have an impact on youth…both large and small. I am thankful for the opportunity to positively influence those who watch me. Go Ducks! #DoSomething
— Willie Taggart (@CoachTaggart) December 1, 2017
Could there be more to the tweet than Taggart just waxing rhapsodic? Might he be signaling that his first season with the Ducks won’t be his last, despite rampant speculation that he could be a candidate at Florida State if Jimbo Fisher were to leave?
Is this a coaching ring ring? https://t.co/0YirTx6a6z
— Justin Hopkins (@JHopkinsSD) December 1, 2017
Taggart has gone 7-5 this season with Oregon, an increase of 4 wins from what Mark Helfrich managed in 2016 before getting fired. The Ducks are likely going to the Cactus or Las Vegas Bowl when bowl pairings are announced Sunday.
Oregon has reportedly offered Taggart a contract extension that would pay him more than $20 million over the next 5 seasons but neither the school or coach has spoken publicly about that offer. Taggart is being paid $2.9 million for 2017.
Taggart is set to speak with the media on Friday, a press conference that was scheduled prior to his name being linked with Florida State.
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