The Villanova Wildcats have only had football back for thirty years. They brought it back in 1985 and since then, Andy Talley has led the team to a myriad of success.
Talley is the winnigest active coach in Division I football right now and the Wildcats will have to replace him after next year. According to SB Nation, Talley is set to retire after the 2016 season and long-time assistant Mark Ferrante will be named the head coach-in-waiting.
During his career with the Wildcats, Talley racked up an impressive 221-133-1 record. He brought home seven conference championships, led the Wildcats to eleven playoff appearances, and helped them win the 2009 FCS National Championship, the team’s first in school history.
He is certainly going to be missed as he leaves the program as one of the greatest college football coaches to ever step foot on the sidelines.
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