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Taggart boldly taking on challenge of rebooting Oregon

Willie Taggart realizes he only has the keys to Oregon's football machine because it broke down last season.

So while the coach is respectful of the Ducks' history and eager for the opportunity to take charge of a marquee program, Taggart clearly isn't afraid to make any major changes he deems necessary to compete in the Pac-12.

"Anytime you come into a new program, changing the culture is probably the biggest thing and the hardest thing to do," Taggart said Thursday during Pac-12 media days in Hollywood. "They have been doing it a certain way for a while, so it's hard changing behaviors. But that's the most important thing that we're doing, is trying to...