As the weekend nears and South Carolina gets closer to making a decision on its next coach, more candidates continue to be thrown into the mix.
The latest: South Florida’s Willie Taggart.
Taggart interviewed for the South Carolina coaching vacancy Friday, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel.
Taggart is 14-22 in three seasons as South Florida’s coach, but has coached his team to a 8-4 record this season and a spot in the Miami Beach Bowl. He previously coached Western Kentucky from 2010-12.
Taggart joins a list of reported candidates that includes Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez, Cal coach Sonny Dykes, former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano and Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia have also been linked to the job.
Interim coach Shawn Elliott interviewed for the position on Wednesday.
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