While all around Willie Taggart were swept up in jubilation, most willing to settle for PAT forcing another overtime at Kentucky, the coach had slowed it all down. Mayhem was theirs, quietude amid the madness was his. This coach saw a carpe diem moment.
A sparkle danced in Taggart’s eyes. ESPN was here. An SEC opponent was here (on the ropes), WKU’s faithful was here (at the threshold of a nervous breakdown). And, somewhere out there, I suggest, Doug Flutie was here in spirit and whispered into Taggart’s ear, “this is it, man!”