Taggart already out recruiting

Just talked to Athletics Director Wood Selig to get an update on Willie Taggart, as it has been exactly a week since it was announced Taggart was going to be the next football coach.

Selig said Taggart will start working in Bowling Green early next week, but he is currently out recruiting for Western. Selig said recruiting had a lot to do with the timing of the hiring as Western wanted to maximize the most amount of time between the hiring and signing day on Feb. 3, 2010.

Selig also said that he isn’t aware of what Taggart has decided to do in terms of coaching Stanford in a bowl game.

As far as Taggart’s assistants go, Selig said that timeline was up to Taggart. Selig also said that Taggart’s contract is pretty much complete with just a few details to hammer out.

David Elson’s last day is Friday, Dec. 4, according to Selig.

-Andrew Robinson

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