Oregon offers Willie Taggart a new contract; Jimbo Fisher situation reportedly ‘disastrous’

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.

From Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples:

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:

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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