2012: Taggart Time

📌 #Swaggart: Welcoming Taggart to Tampa

Swaggart - Welcoming Taggart to Tampa

| by Matthew Manuri | SoFloBulls.com |

Willie Taggart has arrived in Tampa & is already making his presence felt. The Florida recruiting scene is salivating over the opportunity to play for one of the hottest young coaches in college football. The Palmetto, FL native & Bradenton Manatee All-State QB is known for his ability to recruit Florida, hence the 33 Floridians on the WKU roster (18 from the Tampa Bay area). Here’s a section of his Presser when Coach T discusses #GetOnTheBus:


Willie T is receiving shout outs from everyone, including Leon McQuay Jr., whose highly sought after son Leon McQuay III, who had this to say on twitter:

Leon McQuay Jr.‏@Quaydiddy2206: Any former @RealTeamTampa players from 2013,2012 or 2011 interested in staying home or juco transfer playing for USF direct message me today!”

Get On The Bus Even ESPN’s Andrea Adelson went as far as staying “This, my friends, is the best coaching fit among all the hires that have been made so far in college football.” in her article “Willie Taggart the Perfect Fit for USF”. And we all know Adelson NEVER has anything positive to say about USF… Knicknames so far: #TeamTaggart, #Swaggart, #Swaggy, & #GetOnTheBus.

#Swaggart’s energy, enthusiasm is off the charts in his acceptance video (Full):

Here’s what I had to say about Taggart in a previous article:

Background: Willie Taggart

Records: 2012: 7-5, 4-4 Sun Belt; 2011: 7-5, 7-1 Sun Belt; 2010: 2-10, 2-6 Sun Belt.

  • Thoughts: I’m high on Taggart because of his Florida Roots (Bradenton Manatee HS) & his heavy presence in FL, specifically Tampa Bay area Recruiting Scene. Taggart was a QB for Bradenton Manatee HS & won a state championship in 1992. Taggart was recruited by Jim Harbaugh for his father’s, Jack Harbaugh, WKU squad for college, which led to him becoming an assistant coach under HC Jack Harbaugh’s Hilltoppers’. Taggert was the OC for the Hilltoppers’ 2002 D1-AA National Championship. Next, Taggert spent 2007-2009 as Stanford’s RB coach under HC Jim Harbaugh, where he developed Doak Walker Award winner Toby Gerhart (Minnesota Vikings). In 2010 Taggart became the WKU HC, bolstering a roster full of Floridians. With Taggart’s Harbaugh blood line & extensive Florida connections, I expect him to have a major impact as the new coach of the South Florida Bulls. Prepare for a re-birth!

| by Matthew Manuri | SoFloBulls.com |

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