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Taggart has chance to get back on track

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gatorjjh, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Taggart has chance to get back on track
    By Khobi Price Sun Sentinel

    BOCA RATON — Willie Taggart caught himself.
    When addressing reporters after his introductory news conference, the former Florida State and new Florida Atlantic football coach started saying “FSU” before correcting himself and saying “FAU.”

    Taggart’s wife, Taneshia, warned him about this happening. Luckily for him, the slip of the tongue only occurred in front of reporters on Thursday, and not while he was at the podium.

    “My wife and I talked about it all last night and she said you better not do that,” Taggart quipped. “She said you better just say Florida Atlantic University.”
    Outside of being in the Sunshine State and the similarities in acronyms, FSU and FAU are significantly different.

    The Seminoles are a Power Five school looking to regain their previous glory. The Owls are a 19-year-old Group of Five football team that appears to be on the rise.
    FAU has gone 26-13 and won two Conference USA titles in its past three seasons. Taggart called the Owls “one of the fastest-growing football programs in the country.”
    Similar to previous coach Lane Kiffin, Taggart has the opportunity to get back on track at FAU. Taggart was fired on Nov. 3 after the Seminoles lost to the Miami Hurricanes.
    Taggart has chance to get back on track
     
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  2. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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  3. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl VIP Member

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    Maybe it's just me, my friend, but did we need three new Willie Taggart threads this morning? Maybe these could be merged, so allow more Gator subjects on page one. @tilly
     
  4. TJtheGator

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    Hey may just do enough not to get fired.

    Is FAU scheduled to play the Holes?
     
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  5. uftaipan

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    It’s not you. Taggart is no longer relevant to Gator football. There’s a new clown-in-chief in Tallahassee.
     
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  6. dadx4

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    Pfffft insanely bad hire. The AD needs to be fired yesterday. I would have hired Brady from LSU.
     
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  7. FranceGator

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    Bryce Harper did something similar in Philly at his first press conference this past preseason.
     
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  8. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    The other two are fading into obscurity....

    Since jjh posts these articles regularly, we'll let this thread sit, and the other ones fade away. :)
     
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  9. gatordavisl

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    Thanks Whatta. My worry is that other Gator-related threads fade away with them. There's no need for three Taggart threads initiated at the same time, when the material could be housed in a single thread. Not trying to be a schtickle; appreciate all that you, the other mods, and jjh do.
     
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  10. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Don't worry about any Gator related threads playing second fiddle to any Nolie threads...
    Your "Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod" will make sure of that, buddy. ;)
     
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  11. Spurffelbow833

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    He had a chance to get back on track, but somebody else hired him.
     
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  12. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Taggart is only being paid $600,000 a year at FAU. Has FSU contract the next 4 years to supplement pay. LSU has 5 coaches making more than FAU is paying Taggart currently.
     
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  13. Gatorrick22

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    That's a lot of cornbread...
     
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  14. chemgator

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    Or a lot of mudbugs.
     
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  15. TrueGator

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    And, that's pretty much the last stop on the tracks for him, because they don't play college football in Key West.
     
  16. TrueGator

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    Just enough to call it due diligence in getting another "comparable job" and to force FSU to continue to pay his inflated salary, like you said. He's set for life already.
     
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  17. The_Graygator

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    Agreed.

    Truly amazing to me how some programs will hire completely failed coaches.
     
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  18. tigator2019

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    In my head--- UF
    Fired coach at a nothing program. Hope he finds its fun.

    irrelevant to gators now.
     
  19. BJ1888

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    They can’t afford Brady. LSU just bumped him to $1.5M per year, which is more than FAU paid Kiffin and double what they’re paying Taggart. Taggart comes at a discount because FSU is paying him for another four seasons.

    FAU is supposedly paying him $750,000 per season, before performance bonuses. Kiffin made $1 million before bonuses.
     
  20. TrueGator

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    Thought Kiffin was making $950K before bonuses. Not much difference though.