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Monday, November 23, 2009
Stanford assistant taking over at WKU

By staff

Stanford running backs coach Willie Taggart will be named the new head coach at Western Kentucky, the AP is reporting.

A news conference is scheduled for later today.

Taggart, a former Western Kentucky player and coach, would replace David Elson, who was fired two weeks ago but agreed to finish the season. The Hilltoppers are 0-10 and have lost 18 straight games dating to last year, the nation's longest active losing streak.

Taggart is in his third season at Stanford.

This probably not a big issue for the Cardinal as it finishes up its regular season on Saturday vs. Notre Dame. Toby Gerhart doesn't need much coaching between now and a bowl game.