Sources – FAU hiring previous FSU coach Willie Taggart – ESPN

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  • Adam Rittenberg


    ESPN Senior Writer
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    • Graduate of Northwestern University.
  • Chris Low


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    • College or university soccer reporter
    • Joined in 2007
    • Graduate of the College of Tennessee

Florida Atlantic is finalizing an arrangement to retain the services of Willie Taggart as its following mentor, sources informed ESPN.

Taggart was fired past month at Florida Condition just after only 21 game titles as Seminoles mentor. He replaces Lane Kiffin, who left Saturday to develop into head mentor at Ole Miss. Kiffin guided Florida Atlantic to a Meeting Usa championship this past year, as properly as another league title in 2017.

Taggart, forty three, will start out his fifth FBS head-coaching job right after former stops at Western Kentucky, South Florida, Oregon and Florida Condition. He is 56-sixty two in general with a ten-gain period at South Florida in 2016. Taggart went 7-five in his only year at Oregon and nine-twelve at Florida Condition, which fired him pursuing a property decline to Miami.

Stadium initially claimed Taggart’s employing at FAU.

A indigenous of Bradenton, Florida, Taggart had been outlined as a candidate for the coaching emptiness at South Florida, which in the long run went to Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott.