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Oregon hires a new coach.

The Associated Press is reporting that Oregon’s new head coach is Willie Taggart. The Duck headman is 40-years old and has been a the head coach for South Florida for the lastt four seasons and leaves with a 24-25 record, though the 2015 and 16 record was 18-7. The 2016 campaign saw the Bulls go 10-3 and earned a spot in the Birmingham Bowl which will be played on Dec. 29.

Taggart was born Aug. 27, 1976 in Bradenton, Fla., where he played Manatee HS and was an all-state selection. He was given a scholarship to Western Kentucky graduating in 1998 as a quarterback where his collegiate number was retired in his honor for the accomplishments on the field.

Following his playing days at WKU where he also served as a graduated assistant, he then moved on to Stanford in 2006 as running backs’ coach for Jim Harbaugh coaching Toby Gerhart, a player that wreaked havoc on the Ducks.

From Stanford Taggart went back to WKU for the 2011-12 seasons as Head Coach compiling a 13-11 record. He then took the South Florida job in 2013. His record as a head coach stands now at 40-45.

Taggart is married and with his wife Taneshia have three children, Willie Jr., Jackson and daughter Morgan. 


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