The currently vacant Florida head coaching job will be one of the more sought after jobs this offseason and according to SBNation, two candidates have already “emerged from the pack” in Oregon’s Willie Taggart and UCF’s Scott Frost. This is what they said about Florida going after the two and how they might retain some current staff once a new head coach is installed.
Oregon’s recent three-game skid hasn’t seemed to hurt Taggart’s buzz, likely because decision makers aren’t focused on a Year 1 rebuild involving multiple key injuries.
Florida is unofficially communicating with potential candidates about possibly retaining particular staff members for recruiting reasons, including defensive coordinator and current interim head coach Randy Shannon.
Frost has been one of the most popular names for open head coaching jobs this season and his name has been mentioned with Florida as well as his alma mater in Nebraska where he led them to a national title. Taggart has also been mentioned often, but some people believe that Frost should be the first option for Florida. And if that report is to be believed about the losing skid, then Taggart certainly still has a shot to make his way back to the state after leaving USF last summer.