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With spring football beginning on campuses around the country this month, six 30-something coaches are getting their first crack at running a program. That doesn't include Willie Taggart _ he'll be 37 when South Florida kicks off next fall and it will be head coaching job No. 2 for him.
A person familiar with the decision says Western Kentucky has hired Bobby Petrino as its new football coach. Bobby Petrino has arrived at Western Kentucky and says he and his wife Becky "consider this coming home."
Western Kentucky has hired Bobby Petrino as its new football coach, said a person familiar with the decision.
Now that Bobby Petrino is back in the coaching ranks, he wants to make the most of his second chance.
Willie Taggart entered the room to applause, shook hands with his father, hugged his mother and waved to family and friends who turned his introductory news conference into a mini-pep rally.
They say no team is unbeatable. They apparently haven't seen Alabama play recently.
"It wasn't long ago USF was No. 2 in the country. It's been proven that we can get there," Taggart added.
"I tell people today that ever since I met Jim Harbaugh my life has been going nowhere but up," Taggart said, adding that the San Francisco 49ers coach has been a role model.