Willie Taggart agrees to new deal

Updated: December 7, 2011, 11:07 AM ET
Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Willie Taggart inherited a Western Kentucky program in the midst of a 26-game losing streak. His rebuilding effort has paid off.

WKU and Taggart announced a new four-year contract on Wednesday that more than doubles the head coach's base salary to $475,000 after he led the Hilltoppers to a 7-5 record, the best mark in the school's three-year history in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

"I am very humbled by this show of support, and I will earn every bit of it," ...

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