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Baker Mayfield, Ben Roethlisberger, Blake Bortles, Deontay Wilder, Devin Booker, Donald Trump, Hue Jackson, Jeff Brohm, Jon Jones, Kawhi Leonard, Reuben Foster, Sister Jean, Stephen Curry, The Week That Was, Willie Taggart -

Monday 11.26.18 In “we all look alike” news, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was mistaken for LeBron James, Le’Veon Bell and a nonspecific band member while traveling throughout New York City. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, not letting his 37.5 percent career winning percentage go to his head, called former Browns coach Hue Jackson “fake” […]

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Black Coaches, Florida State Seminoles, Willie Taggart -

There are myriad reasons for Florida State fans to be upset with head coach Willie Taggart’s inaugural season in Tallahassee. The Seminoles ranked 114th and 91st nationally in points scored (21.9) and points allowed (31.5) per game, respectively. Deondre Francois regressed from a top-20 quarterback just two years ago to being considered barely better, statistically, […]

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Commentary, Florida State Seminoles, Football, Lynching, racism, Willie Taggart -

The vile Facebook post targeting first-year Florida State football coach Willie Taggart was not just “racially charged,” “racially insensitive” or “hateful.” It was straight-up racist, and, for once, it seems you didn’t have to be black to understand that. The image, posted Nov. 24 after Florida State’s 41-14 drubbing at the hands of archrival Florida, […]

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Florida State Seminoles, NCF, Willie Taggart -

Willie Taggart is a “see something, say something” kind of guy, and his good deed for 200 football campers this week is a testament to that. The Florida State University head coach, who was hired last December, happened to come upon Florida State’s Junior Noles football camp that was held Monday to Wednesday of this […]

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Florida State Seminoles, NFL, Practice Squad, Willie Taggart -

Hosted by senior writer and former NFL cornerback Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show that features various segments inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, weird and subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features the following segments: Who Dis?: […]

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Florida State Seminoles, NCF, Oregon Ducks, South Florida Bulls, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Willie Taggart -

Florida State landed its top coaching pick with its hiring of Willie Taggart on Tuesday afternoon. The 41-year-old native Floridian will be officially announced during a news conference Wednesday morning. Florida State gave Taggart a six-year, $30 million deal, which beat out Oregon’s $20 million, five-year extension to stay. Taggart and Seminoles officials met in […]

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Bowling Green Falcons, Charlie Strong, David Shaw, Derek Mason, Dino Babers, East Carolina Pirates, Everett Withers, Frank Wilson, James Franklin, Kent State Golden Flashes, Kevin Sumlin, Lovie Smith, Mike Jinks, NCF, Oregon Ducks, Paul Haynes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Scottie Montgomery, South Florida Bulls, Stanford Cardinal, Syracuse Orange, Texas A&M Aggies, Texas State Bobcats, USTA, Vanderbilt Commodores, Willie Taggart -

This college football season, 13 of 128 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) will be led by African-American coaches. In 2016, black players made up 53.8 percent of student-athletes at the Division I level in FBS football, while black coaches made up only 10.1 percent of their respective category. There are two first-year coaches […]

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Charlie Strong, Frank Wilson, NCF, Quinton Flowers, South Florida Bulls, Texas Longhorns, Willie Taggart -

Charlie Strong has a message for college football: He’s still standing. Nine months to the day after being fired as the head football coach at the University of Texas, Strong will take the field Saturday at CEFCU Stadium, prepared for a new journey as the head coach of the No. 19 University of South Florida, […]

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Charlie Strong, David Shaw, Derek Mason, Dino Babers, Everett Withers, Frank Wilson, James Franklin, Kevin Sumlin, Lovie Smith, Mike Jinks, NCF, Paul Haynes, Scottie Montgomery, Willie Taggart -

The twisting path Charlie Strong followed back to the state of Florida illustrates the past, present and potentially brighter future for the tiny fraternity of African-Americans leading top college football programs. Strong made his name a decade ago as defensive coordinator for two national championship teams at the University of Florida. When it became clear […]

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NCF, Oregon Ducks, South Florida Bulls, Willie Taggart -

The University of Oregon’s next football coach will come by way of the Sunshine State, sources told ESPN on Tuesday morning. South Florida’s Willie Taggart will replace Mark Helfrich, who was fired for his paltry record (4-8, 2-7 PAC 12) a week ago. After doubling his win total in each of his first three seasons […]

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