The Latest On Florida State’s Controversial Rumored OC Hire

first_imgWillie Taggart on the sidelines.MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Willie Taggart of the Florida State Seminoles coaching in the second half against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Willie Taggart had a very tumultuous first season at Florida State. Even one year in, there is significant pressure on him to turn it around next year, and it could result in the controversial hiring of Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, the son of disgraced former Baylor coach Art Briles.He coached under his father for the Bears, and was a key part of the staff during the sexual assault scandal that rocked the team.His subsequent hires at both FAU by Lane Kiffin and Houston by Major Applewhite both came under scrutiny, but both are Group of Five programs.Now, he could head to a third new program in as many years, with the rumors of his move to Florida State. Houston media has reported the move, though it is not official yet.According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Willie Taggart has told recruits during this crucial period that they will “like” the offensive hires, though there is no official Kendal Briles news.Writer Jim Henry acknowledges that “every indication” that Briles will be the move, though he remains at Houston as of now.All signs continue to point to Taggart bringing in Briles, 36, as his next offensive coordinator.Those same signs continue to suggest that Briles – currently the associate head football coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Houston – will bring at least one assistant coach with him.If that happens, current FSU coaches – some of whom have been on the road actively recruiting – will be impacted.The early signing period begins on December 19. The ‘Noles class currently ranks No. 13 in the country.It is unclear whether Briles will make the move before that period, but with just a few days remaining, it seems like FSU will wait until after many of their recruits sign with the program to make an offensive coordinator hire official.[Tallahassee Democrat]last_img read more

Allergy sufferers in danger due to UK shortage of EpiPens

first_imgTens of thousands of allergy sufferers are in danger due to a UK shortage of the life-saving Adrenalin jab EpiPen. The Daily Telegraph has learnt the US manufacturer Mylan has begun warning pharmacists and patients in Britain that the country is the latest to be hit by global supply problems the devices. Epipen is the best known and most widely used of three adrenaline injectors available to allergy sufferers in the UK. Rival devices Jext and Emerade, produced… EpiPens work by reversing the life-threatening symptoms of severe anaphylaxis, which include a drop in blood pressure and constricted airways. Anaphylaxis left untreated can progress rapidly and be fatal if a person’s heart or breathing stops.last_img read more