Willie Taggart Adds Plant's Robert Weiner to USF Coaching Staff: UPDATE Weiner To Stay at Plant

Weiner, a four-time state champion at Tampa's Plant High School, will join the staff as receivers coach.

USF coach Willie Taggart has hired Robert Weiner as his receivers coach, bringing in a name that needs no introduction to local Bulls fans.

Weiner spent the last nine years turning a previously moribund Plant High School program into arguably the best team in the state, and one of the best in the country. The Panthers won four state championships (2006, 2008, 2010, and 2011) went deep into the state playoffs nearly every season, and turned out a number of top-tier college prospects, including Aaron Murray, Robert Marve, and James Wilder, Jr. Weiner is a coach who really doesn't have much left to prove at the high school level, and brings additional credibility to USF's local recruiting efforts. (And as Collin joked on Twitter, Weiner's been the best recruiter in Tampa for many years now.)

It may be surprising to add a high school coach to the staff, but when you have a chance to add one as wildly successful as Weiner, it's hard not to like the move. What do you all think of the hire?

UPDATE: Weiner has reversed course, and decides to remain at Plant. Submit all relevant conspiracy theories here.

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