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We will miss you Coach.

NCAA Football: Villanova at Lafayette Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

TGIF, ‘Nova Nation! Pausing from basketball for a moment, I want to write a quick few words about Coach Andy Talley. Saturday is his last regular season football game. Hell, it could be his last football game.

Talley is retiring after the season, and while Villanova is in good shape for a playoff berth, they really need to beat Delaware to feel safe on Selection Sunday. After all of his success, we know his team will be up for it.

But whenever his last game may be, he’ll be gone sooner than we’re ready. He’s a great coach and even better person. His legacy will live on long after he’s gone through his Be The Match program.

Here’s to you Coach. You’ve been an amazing asset and leader to our great University.

(More to come after he’s actually gone. Go kick some Chicken ass!)

And now, the "news."

#CAAFB Going Deep: The Villanova Man | CAA Football
On Thursday, CAA Football published the fifth "Going Deep" feature of the season taking a look at the powerful impact Villanova coach Andy Talley has had during his 30-plus year career leading the Wildcats.

Villanova seeks to extend Talley's career | Yahoo Sports
Talley is a driving force with the "Be The Match" national bone marrow registry drive and his foundation has partnered with over 50 other schools to register more than 61,000 potential donors, leading to over 260 transplants since 2008.

Villanova handles Western Michigan, 76-65 | Philadelphia Inquirer
The prime attraction in the Charleston Classic was out there first, tipping off before noon, giving ESPN2 a little daytime programming. The early start didn't seem to impact Villanova. The Wildcats practice in the A.M. plenty of times. They weren't asleep.

Power Rankings: Defending champ Villanova is new No. 1 | SI.com
In our first regular season Power Rankings, defending national champion Villanova moves to No. 1, with Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana and Kansas ro

Union Academy trio helped fuel Villanova’s first-ever NCAA appearance | Brotherly Game
Villanova lost to Akron, but it's a milestone moment for the program.

Patrick Tiernan and Andrew Marston Set for NCAA Championships on Saturday | Villanova.com
Senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and redshirt freshman Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) are each individual qualifiers for this weeks NCAAChampionships. Tiernan was the champion of the NCAAMid-Atlantic Regional last week and Marston came in fourth at the meet to earn his first career berth in a national championship meet.

Talley-Raymond friendship was built to last | Philly.com
When you've coached at the same place for 32 seasons, you tend to accumulate a treasure chest's worth of mementos. Villanova's Andy Talley certainly has his stash.

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