Willie Taggart officially jumped from Oregon to Florida State earlier this month, and Taggart has since used the term “dream job” to describe the position with the Seminoles.
On Wednesday, Taggart echoed those sentiments, saying that it was tough to leave the relationships that he had made at Oregon, but that Florida State truly was a dream come true for him.
“That was tough, because those young men, they bought into everything that we did [at Oregon] and everything we asked them to do, and that helped with the turnaround. So it was really tough making that decision, but it was one of those decisions… it was one of those things: dream job. You know, so it was tough from that standpoint.”
Taggart made the comments during Florida State’s bowl game in Shreveport against Southern Miss. Taggart was not on the sidelines, as defensive line coach Odell Haggins is still acting as the team’s interim head coach while Taggart gets the rest of the staff in place.
Taggart is 47-50 in his career with stops at Western Kentucky, South Florida, and Oregon. Taggart notably turned Western Kentucky and South Florida into winning programs after 2-10 starts in his first season at each school.