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Feldman: USF’s Willie Taggart a ‘Strong Candidate’ for the Oregon Job

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NCAA Football: Central Florida at South Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The next few days are going to be very interesting for the Oregon Ducks and for all of college football as the team searches for a new head coach.

We’re hearing a lot about Western Michigan’s PJ Fleck and Boise State’s Bryan Harsin (along with a certain NFL coach), but there’s also some noise being made about a few other candidates, including USF’s Willie Taggart:

Taggart has done a great turnaround job at South Florida and the Bulls’ 10-2 record is the best in school history. He has quickly turned the program around after going 2-10 in 2013 and now USF is done being ignored.

Previously, he coached Western Kentucky to its first bowl game in 50 years with a win over in-state rival Kentucky along the way. Who knows how reliable Feldman’s source is but Taggart’s a sleeper pick that could become a great hire in Eugene.