Taggart has chance to get back on track
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