Found February 01, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
South Florida has had a football program for 15 years. The Bulls made the leap to the FBS level 11 years ago. As major programs go, these Bulls are still babies. But firing Skip Holtz after scuffling along for three seasons sends a pretty clear signal that the USF administration feels they’re ready to grow up. USF hired rising star Willie Taggart away from Western Kentucky in December with the hope that he would help the Bulls take the next step. Did South Florida make the right move? We’re Bull-ish on it. Why we like the hire:    Western Kentucky moved up from the FCS level in 2008, and the Hilltoppers failed to beat an FBS squad in their first two seasons playing against the big boys, going 2-22 overall. Within a year after WKU’s former star quarterback Taggart was made head coach, he led the school to a winning record. In his last season with the Hilltoppers, they qualified for a bowl. Not only has he shown an ability to do more with less, Taggart also learned at the...
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