BY: John Mamola
The NCAA adopted a new policy on Thursday afternoon which lets the most powerful athletic conferences to offer enhanced benefits to student-athletes. This move would like include boosting scholarships to match students’ actual costs of living and improving health care benefits, which is a particular area of concern with a sports such as football.
What is bothersome to some around college sports is the fact that these new rules are strictly only to include the Pac-12, Big 12, Big Ten, ACC, and the SEC conferences. This leaves the University Of South Florida out of participating with the new rules being they are in the newly formed American Athletic Conference.
USF Head Coach Willie Taggart joined WDAE’s “The Sports Page” on Friday morning and discusses how these new rules will affect his program and progress at USF.
“I think each school is different and I think Mark (Harlan) and our administration is going to do everything we can to make sure our kids have the best they can have,” said Taggart. “I think USF in particular is going to be in good shape. We got to make sure we do what’s good for our kids and I think Mark and our administration and all of us will do what’s right for our kids, and we have.”
To hear Coach Taggart’s thoughts on the quarterback competition and his outlook on the USF football season, click below.
Photo Courtesy of Dory Leblanc