Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 12/8/12
After firing head coach Skip Holtz, the University of South Florida was linked to many names in the coaching search. However, one name was mentioned several times and was the most common to be linked as the next head coach of the USF football program.  Friday evening, 98.7 The Fan’s Anthony “Booger” McFarland was first to break the news on Twitter that Western Kentucky’s Willie Taggart will be USF’s new coach: “Willie Taggart will be ur coach at #USF barring any last minute drama on contract” Taggart was the popular choice by many and rightfully so. He recruits well in the region due to his ties to Tampa Bay. Taggart grew up in Palmetto, Fl and attended Manatee High School. He started his coaching career as an assistant at Western Kentucky before serving as the running backs coach at Stanford under head coach Jim Harbaugh. He was recognized for the role in played in developing Heisman candidate Toby Gerhart. Taggart was also in charge of recruiting the southeast, including Florida. ...
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