Expressing a sense of fulfillment after 40 years of coaching that included the last five seasons at FAMU, Joe Taylor stunningly announced Saturday morning he is retiring from college football.

Taylor said he and his wife, Beverly, discussed it for several months before he decided to retire after the Rattlers play their final game, Nov. 17 in the Florida Classic.

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Taylor told his players of the decision here during a meeting before they boarded the team bus for Aggies Stadium, where the Rattlers were set to face North Carolina A&T in a pivotal MEAC game. read more…