Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Taggart teams up with … Hulk Hogan
By Matt Fortuna
Willie Taggart has been anything but subtle since taking over the reigns at USF. That extends beyond the football field, too.
On Tuesday, the Bulls' new head coach took his enthusiasm to a whole new level, appearing at a news conference to help promote TNA Impact Wrestling's upcoming show at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. His partner in crime? None other than Hulk Hogan.
USF coach Willie Taggart meets with Hulk Hogan and the wrestler Magnus to promote a TNA Wrestling event set for Tampa next month
Taggart presented Hogan, who attended USF in the 1970s, a green No. 1 Bulls jersey bearing his last name on the back. Hogan returned the favor by giving the coach a championship belt.
"Because we know what's gonna happen this season, and we're gonna go ahead and predict the future ahead of time, I'm gonna go ahead, put the belt on the championship school, championship coach and championship team this year," Hogan screamed.
The event will tape live May 23 on Spike TV.
USF posted a video Tuesday of Hogan and wrestler Magnus with Taggart, who fittingly caps Hogan's brief speech with a Do Somethin'.
Taggart has plenty of work to do in turning around a Bulls team that went 3-9 a season ago. But with a little more than four months in Tampa under the coach's belt, we have learned that, if nothing else, the Taggart era will not lack for entertainment in one fashion or another.