Tag­gart has chance to get back on track

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS WEEKEND - By Khobi Price

BOCA RA­TON — Wil­lie Tag­gart caught him­self.

When ad­dress­ing re­porters af­ter his in­tro­duc­tory news con­fer­ence, the for­mer Florida State and new Florida At­lantic foot­ball coach started say­ing “FSU” be­fore cor­rect­ing him­self and say­ing “FAU.”

Tag­gart’s wife, Taneshia, warned him about this hap­pen­ing. Luck­ily for him, the slip of the tongue only oc­curred in front of re­porters on Thurs­day, and not while he was at the podium.

“My wife and I talked about it all last night and she said you bet­ter not do that,” Tag­gart quipped. “She said you bet­ter just say Florida At­lantic Uni­ver­sity.”

Out­side of be­ing in the Sun­shine State and the sim­i­lar­i­ties in acronyms, FSU and FAU are sig­nif­i­cantly dif­fer­ent.

The Semi­noles are a Power Five school look­ing to re­gain their pre­vi­ous glory. The Owls are a 19-year-old Group of Five foot­ball team that ap­pears to be on the rise.

FAU has gone 26-13 and won two Con­fer­ence USA ti­tles in its

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