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Florida Atlantic University hires Willie Taggart to be next football coach

Posted at 5:57 AM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 05:59:33-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Florida Atlantic University on Wednesday hired Willie Taggart to be its new football coach. Taggart is replacing Lane Kiffin.

Taggart was hired by FAU on Wednesday, a week before the early signing day and only four days after Kiffin left the Owls for Mississippi.

FAU will be Taggart's fourth school in less than four years. He was fired earlier this fall from Florida State.

He was at South Florida from 2013 through 2016 before going to Oregon in 2017 and then Florida State.