Report: Two candidates emerge as Florida State's top choices to replace Jimbo Fisher
Florida State reportedly has had two top candidates emerge for its head coaching vacancy.
It was announced on Friday that Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher was leaving Tallahassee to take over with the same position at Texas A&M.
That was great news for Aggies fans — and probably Florida Gators fans, as well — but not so much for the Noles.
Now, it appears that Oregon’s Willie Taggart and Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente have both emerged as legitimate possibilities to fill Fisher’s shoes.
Pete Thamel, a Yahoo! Sports college football writer, reported the two names via Twitter on Friday:
Source: Florida State’s top two candidates to replace Jimbo Fisher are Oregon’s Willie Taggart and Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 1, 2017
Taggart coached Oregon to a 7-5 record this season and is 47-50 overall as a head coach. Fuente is 19-7 at Virginia Tech and 45-30 overall as a head coach.