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    Dave Porell


    Dave Porell

    Porell practicing with Western Kentucky in 2004.

    Sport(s) Football

    Current Position
    Title Quarterbacks Coach
    Team Western Kentucky

    Biographical Details
    Born September 19, 1982
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Alma Mater Michigan

    Playing Career
    2000-03 Michigan
    2004 Western Kentucky

    Coaching Career
    2005-06 Western Kentucky (GA)
    2007-09 Stanford (PGQC)
    2010-12 Western Kentucky (QB)


    Dave Porell (born September 19, 1982) is an american football coach and former college football player. He is currently the quarterbacks coach at Western Kentucky.

    Playing Career

    High School Career

    Porell was the starting quarterback at Pioneer High School in Michigan as a junior and senior in 1998 and 1999. As a senior he led the state in passing yardage and touchdowns.

    College Career

    Porell accepted a scholarship offer to Michigan. After redshirting as a freshman in 2000 he sat behind John Navarre from 2001-2003. As a redshirt senior in 2004 he was injured in spring football and was beaten out by freshman Chad Henne for the starting job. Porell left Michigan before the season began. Porell ended up at Western Kentucky where he was slated to be the teams starting quarterback before another injury ended his season, and ultimately his career, before taking a snap.

    Coaching Career

    Porell stayed on as a graduate assistant with Western Kentucky where he worked primarily with quarterbacks and receivers. He stayed in that position through 2006. When Willie Taggart left for Stanford Porell followed, accepting a position as a quality control coach for the passing game.

    Taggart became the head coach at Western Kentucky in 2010 and brought Porell along as the quarterbacks coach. Following the 2012 season Porell had several offers for offensive coordinator positions.
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    Making a HOF Dynasty 2.0

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    here's to hoping. planning to go for a while with this one
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    here's to hoping. planning to go for a while with this one
    I really want to get mine rolling again, just not enough time right now

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    i hear you on the time crunch for sure. this one is probably going to be a bit slower paced but i think that's best for longevity.

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    USF hires Hilltoppers' Willie Taggart
    Dec 8, 2012 - ESPN.com news services





    Willie Taggart turned around a Western Kentucky program that was coming off an 0-12 season.
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    TAMPA, Fla. -- Willie Taggart has been hired as South Florida's head coach after establishing himself as one of the nation's top young prospects by turning around a losing program at Western Kentucky.

    Taggart replaces Skip Holtz, who was fired after three years.

    In his third season at Western Kentucky, Taggart, 36, led the Hilltoppers to a 7-5 record and a spot in the Little Caesars Bowl, the school's first bowl appearance since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2008.

    He took over a program that had just completed an 0-12 season and turned Western Kentucky into a winner. After a 2-10 record in their first season, the Hilltoppers finished 7-5 each of the past two years and won at Kentucky of the SEC this September.

    Taggart is the second black coach this week to earn a promotion to a job at an automatic qualifying conference school, joining new Purdue coach Darrell Hazell, who left Kent State.

    Taggart and Hazell are among 14 black head coaches on 124 Football Bowl Subdivision teams and boost the number to eight of 68 in automatic-qualifying conferences.

    Before taking over the Hilltoppers, Taggart coached Stanford's running backs, including Heisman Trophy finalist Toby Gerhart, from 2007-09.

    Taggart played quarterback at Western Kentucky and was an assistant there until 2006.

    Taggart attended Tampa-area Bradenton Manatee High School and heavily recruited Florida, the Tampa Tribune reported.

    USF scheduled a news conference for Saturday afternoon to introduce Taggart, who grew up in the Tampa Bay area before heading off to play and later coach at Western Kentucky.

    The former assistant at Stanford to Jim Harbaugh, now with the San Francisco 49ers, Taggart takes over a program that went 16-21 under Holtz, who dropped nine of 10 games following a 2-0 start this season.

    Western Kentucky, which named defensive coordinator Lance Guidry interim coach on Saturday, had lost 20 consecutive games before Taggart returned to his alma mater three seasons ago from Stanford, where he was the running backs coach.

    The native of nearby Palmetto played for Harbaugh's father, Jack, at Western Kentucky in the mid-1990's and was part of the coaching staff there when the Hilltoppers won a national Division I-AA title in 2002.

    Taggart arrives at USF with a different challenge than Holtz faced when he was lured from East Carolina to replace Jim Leavitt, who was fired for mistreating a player who had accused Leavitt of grabbing him by the throat and slapping him in the face during halftime of a game.

    The Bulls were perceived at that point in their development as one of the fastest rising programs in the country, having been ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation in 2007.

    Taggart inherits a team that's been unable to remain competitive in a conference that's also been in decline because of the departure of several members to other leagues. The Bulls have lost 14 of their last 16 games against Big East opponents, and they've finished last in the conference the past two seasons.

    USF was 5-16 overall in the Big East under Holtz, who took over a program that Leavitt helped start. Taggart becomes the third head coach in the program's brief history.

    The Bulls went 8-5 and appeared in a bowl game for the sixth consecutive year in their first season under Holtz. But a pattern of underachieving that began even before he became coach in 2011, when USF won four straight to climb into the Top 25 only to drop seven of eight to finish 5-7.

    Taggart played on a state championship team at Bradenton Manatee High School in 1992. His connection to the Harbaugh family began when Jim recruited Taggart to play for his dad in college.

    Information from ESPN's Brett McMurphy, ESPN.com's Andrea Adelson and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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    Taggart names Porell OC
    Jan 3, 2013 - ESPN.com news services





    Porell practicing with Western Kentucky in 2004.
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    TAMPA, Fla. -- Willie Taggart has named his first assistant, tapping the WKU staff for former QB coach Dave Porell, who will be USF's new offensive coordinator.

    Porell's history with Taggart goes back to 2004 when Porell was a quarterback at Western Kentucky and Taggart was the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach.

    Porell coached under Taggart as a graduate assistant in 2005 and 2006 before moving on to Stanford with Taggart as a passing game coach.

    In 2010 Taggart and Porell returned to WKU as head coach and quarterback's coach respectively.

    "I'm immensely confident in Dave." Taggart said after making the announcement. "I feel like our chemistry together and his innovation and drive will lead to big things on the offensive side of the ball for this team."

    Porell did not speak at the press conference but is expected to run a pro style offense with appropriate adjustments to the teams' personnel.

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    USF Job Details

    Contract: 4 years
    Security: Safe
    Team Ratings(OVR/OFF/DEF): 83/81/87
    Prestige:
    Playbook: Western Kentucky (Pro)
    Ask Coach: Never
    Balance: Run 55%
    Aggressiveness: Aggressive 55%
    Sub Frequency: 60%
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    From: Coach Porell
    To: Scouting/Recruiting Department, Coach Taggart

    As we have discussed it is my intention to run a pro-style balanced offense much like the one Coach Taggart ran at Western Kentucky. As such I have included some information outlining which type of player we should covet at each position. Please see below.

    -Quarterbacks

    Our quarterbacks should be players that are considered "pro-style" quarterbacks whose primary talent is to thrown the ball down the field. Players with some athleticism are a plus. Quarterback is the single most important position on our offense.

    -Halfbacks

    We would like a mix of players here. Some who can bang inside and others with the speed to get around the outside would be nice. Players who combine these traits would be ideal, though there are few that will likely be available to us. Halfback is a position of medium importance to us.

    -Fullbacks/Tight Ends

    We would like to have fullbacks and tight ends who fit the typical molds of these positions, however we would like to see good receiving skills at both positions as they will be used frequently in the passing game. Fullback and tight end are positions of medium importance to us.

    -Wide Receivers

    We would like balanced receivers. We want players who can make catches and make plays after the catch. We want a fair amount of speed at the position but should not covet track stars who can not catch the ball. Wide receiver is another position that is of medium importance to us in recruiting.

    -Offensive Linesmen

    We will be asking our offensive linesmen to do it all. Pass blocking, straight ahead run blocking and pulling should all be in their skill sets. Tackles should be over 6'4" and 300 pounds or more. They will asked to be especially stout in pass protection. Guards and center can be smaller but should be more nimble and able to pull on traps and counters. Offensive line is second in importance only to quarterback. Football is won in the trenches.

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