Willie Taggart says he's committed to OR as rumors swirl around Florida

Report: Oregon coach Willie Taggart has been contacted about ...

It appears Florida wasn't kidding when it announced it wanted to have a new coach by early signing period. Heitner was among the first to report that Florida was set to break ties with Jim McElwain, which happened Sunday.

The Ducks (5-4, 2-4 Pac-12 Conference) will face the No. 12 Washington at Husky Stadium on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. PT, televised on FS1.

The 41-year-old Taggart, a Florida native, is in his first year at Oregon.

"The only AD I've been contacted by is Rob Mullens", he said Monday, per Rob Moseley of GoDucks.com.

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"Last week we thought the way we used him was a good way for Taj, we've got to continue to find ways to get him the ball", says Taggart. His offense in his final two seasons at South Florida - a team he coached to a 24-25 record from 2013-16 - was one of the most potent in the nation.

With Florida off to a disappointing 3-4 start to 2017, including three straight losses, the program could use someone with experience turning things around in a hurry.

Also worth noting when considering why Taggart would be happy in Eugene: He and his staff are putting together quite the recruiting class, per the 247Sports composite.

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