Earlier Wednesday, it was reported that Florida State is doing background research on Oregon head coach Willie Taggart in anticipation of Jimbo Fisher leaving for Texas A&M.
Still no official word on Fisher yet, but Oregon appears eager to lock up its man. The Ducks have reportedly offered Taggart a deal worth more than $20 million over five years to entice him to stay in Eugene.
Oregon has offered coach WIllie Taggart a new contract with the hope that he’ll stay in Eugene even if a coveted job in his home state opens this weekend, SI.com has learned. If Taggart accepts, the new deal would pay a little more than $20 million over five years. But Taggart has reason to wait. If Jimbo Fisher leaves Florida State for Texas A&M, Taggart could be a candidate for the Seminoles’ job.
The Fisher rumors have been lingering for days, and the Florida State program seems to be in disarray:
Latest update from an #FSU source on the Jimbo situation:
— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) November 29, 2017
Fisher’s main gripe with Florida State is reportedly its unwillingness to upgrade its facilities. This is from Tomahawk Nation’s Bud Elliott:
My sources are wondering if Fisher had any real intent to go to A&M, or if he was just using the leverage of the job offer to attempt the power play, which obviously isn’t happening. “He overplayed his hand” is a common refrain. “If your bluff is called, don’t you have to leave the table?”
The saga continues. It will be fascinating to see how this all plays out.
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