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FAU Football Announces Big Change With The Firing of Willie Taggart

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FAU has announced that they are parting ways with head football coach Willie Taggart after 3 seasons. Taggart finished his second straight 5-7 season after the Owls 32-31 loss to Western Kentucky earlier today.

The school addressed the decision with this statement.

Statement from FAU Vice President/Director of Athletics Brian White:

“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.”