FSU made another smart decision for their search in assistant coaches tonight. Florida State granted Willie Taggart around 5.5 million dollars to hire assistant coaches and support staff. Tonight FSU could have went into a bidding war with Oregon and would have lost 1/3 of that to one coach. FSU was targeting Jim Leavitt as their defensive coordinator, but Oregon officially signed a new deal with Leavitt worth 1.7$ million a year. To put things into perspective, that pay is double of what FSU has ever paid a coordinator. FSU definitely avoided a big mistake, staying away from this waste of money for one coach.

Oregon signs Leavitt to a new deal