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Willie Taggart out after three seasons at Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic AD Brian White announced Saturday evening that head football coach Willie Taggart is out after three seasons with the Owls. Taggart was 15-18 (11-11) overall, winning five games each season with just one bowl appearance, a loss to Memphis in the 2020 Montgomery Bowl.

White’s full statement is below:

“This evening, we made a change in leadership with the Florida Atlantic University football program. It was a difficult decision, as we have tremendous respect for Willie Taggart. He has represented FAU with class and character. However, the lack of on-field success needed to be addressed as we look toward the future. A national search will begin immediately to identify and recruit the best coach to lead FAU Football as we begin play in the American Athletic Conference next season. With the integrity of the search in mind, we will have no further public comment until the announcement of the Owls’ next head football coach.”

Taggart was hired as Lane Kiffin’s replacement in December 2019, just weeks after getting fired by Florida State.


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