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USF hires Hilltoppers' Willie Taggart

Updated: December 8, 2012, 2:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TAMPA, Fla. -- Willie Taggart has been hired as South Florida's head coach after establishing himself as one of the nation's top young prospects by turning around a losing program at Western Kentucky.

Taggart replaces Skip Holtz, who was fired after three years.

In his third season at Western Kentucky, Taggart, 36, led the Hilltoppers to a 7-5 record and a spot in the Little Caesars Bowl, the school's first bowl appearance since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2008.

He ...

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