Western Kentucky probably has conflicted feelings as well. Happy for Taggart, who led the Hilltoppers to their first-ever bowl berth this season, but disappointed to lose him. Taggart was perfect to build Western Kentucky's program, which joined the FBS in 2009, to a competitive team in the Sun Belt. This season he called a trick play on a two-point conversion in overtime to beat Kentucky, then gave WKU fans a quote for the ages when he said, "I will tell you this: The WKU red is the new blue in Kentucky now, baby! How 'bout that?"
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But, South Florida is close to home for Taggart, as well.
Taggart is from Bradenton, which is in the Tampa area, and he is a great fit for South Florida. The Bulls fired Skip Holtz after another disappointing season, so Taggart has some work to do. But he knows the area and has built up a program before.
Taggart should do fine at South Florida, which would only make Western Kentucky miss him more.
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