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Willie T to FAU

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gatorjjh, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. manigordo

    manigordo GC Hall of Fame

    Miami fans have to be happy about this. They get to be the second best team south of Lake Okeechobee!
     
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  2. jrcg8tor

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    Lateral move?
     
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  3. ArtDeco

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    Only Taggart could be dumb enough to immediately take a job that reduces the free money he would have gotten to sit at home.
     
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  4. dadx4

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    Why would they do this? They are low going to fall back to mediocrity.
     
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  5. GatorBowl1969

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    The question is - Willie still be there? ;)
     
  6. GatorBowl1969

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    Ding ding ding!!!! Winner!
     
  7. DieAGator

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    Does this one-up So Carolina’s AD for hiring CWM or no because it’s FAU?
     
  8. DieAGator

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    Did they settle?
     
  9. 06GATORS08

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    Banking on his supposed recruiting prowess. I think FAU figures they can out-athlete the competition. We shall see. Lane built something there and if it fails on Willie's watch, then that will be all she wrote as far as him getting HC gigs.
     
  10. WhattaGator

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

    So...Let's see......

    After Willie gets canned from FAU in two years....
    Does that mean that he actually LOST around $12-14 Milion bucks for taking the job in the first place???
     
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  11. hotelgator

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    WTH???
    You Can't make this stuff up!!
     
  12. orangeblue_coop

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    Truth. Aside from the whole being a terrible coach at FSU thing he seems like a decent human being. FAU is more his speed, there will be much less pressure to win there and he can still recruit well.
     
  13. orangeblue_coop

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    Painfully mediocre coaches have been retread and recycled and getting head coaching jobs in both college and the NFL forever. Not sure why it's suddenly an issue when Taggart does it.
     
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  14. RayGator

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    FAU deserves better.
     
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  15. GatorBowl1969

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    How the hell did you surmise that it was "suddenly an issue" from my post?
     
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  16. gatorfanbill

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    Who is going to win “The Worst Decision of The Year Award”? WT or FAU?
     
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  17. roflcopter

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    I build them
    1A62EAED-C20A-4A19-B9FC-32A07D882C14.jpeg So that I can tear it down
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  18. upstategator

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    Seems like a good guy but the man has gotten rewarded for failure more than anyone else in college football
     
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  19. gatorjjh

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    Tag, he’s it: Owls’ new boss

    Fired last month by FSU, Taggart agrees to deal that makes him head coach at FAU

    By Khobi Price Sentinel
    Florida Atlantic has filled its head coaching vacancy.
    FAU athletic director Brian White announced Wednesday evening that Willie Taggart will be the Owls’ seventh head coach in program history.

    A source with knowledge of the situation told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that Taggart and FAU agreed to a five-year deal. Taggart will be the football program’s first African-American head coach.
    “I’m grateful to [FAU athletic director] Brian White and President Kelly for their belief in me to lead the football program at Florida Atlantic University,” Taggart said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to long-term success here. I think our players and the university deserve that commitment. Family is extremely important to me. I couldn’t do what I do without their love and support and all of us are looking forward to being here in Paradise for the foreseeable future.”

    Lane Kiffin stepped down as Florida Atlantic’s coach on Saturday after the Owls won the Conference USA Championship to take over the coaching reigns at Ole Miss.
    Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer is currently the Owls’ interim head coach.
    Taggart, a Bradenton native, has strong ties to the Sunshine State. He went 26-4 during his last two years at Bradenton Manatee High School.

    He was most recently the head coach at Florida State, going 9-12 during his two seasons with the Seminoles, before being fired on Nov. 3 after FSU lost to the Miami Hurricanes.
    Taggart coached at USF from 2013-16. The Bulls posted a 6-18 record during Taggart’s first two seasons as coach before going 8-5 in his third and 10-2 in his fourth for the program’s first double digit win season in school history.
    Tag, he’s it: Owls’ new boss
     
  20. gatorjjh

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