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Plant City Courier

Future bright for USF, coach tells Plant City audience

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Two top athletic officials at the University of South Florida say the outlook for the school has never been brighter.

Head football coach Willie Taggart and senior associate athletic director Bill McGillis said USF excels on and off the field.

“We have a lot of great things happening across the board,” McGillis said.

Taggart and McGillis were featured speakers at the May 8 breakfast meeting of the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce.

Taggart, who is starting his first season as football coach, said he and his assistants are trying to recruit top players. He predicted a rebound from last season’s disappointing 3-9 record that led to the firing of coach Skip Holtz.

Taggart said he hopes to pack Raymond James Stadium with fans.

“There is no limit what we can do at the University of South Florida,” he said.

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