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Andy Talley is leaving Villanova Football set up for continued success

Talley not only brought it back from the dead, but he's leaving it as one of the best programs in the FCS.

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Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! It didn't come this past weekend, but each Saturday could mean the end of the Andy Talley era. It will be a sad and nostalgic day.

(But hopefully there's one more National Championship first!)

So prepare for plenty of goodbye Andy articles, like the one below from popular 'Nova Football beat Terry Toohey. Andy's going out on his terms, and he feels like he's left the program set up to succeed in the long run. That's all we can ask for.

Now get behind the program, administration!

And now, the "news."

Villanova’s Talley brought order to program | The Times Herald
In his first question, the skeptical scribe used a biblical reference about resurrecting the football program: “Are you trying to bring back Lazarus?” Talley smiled, with that typical twinkle in his eye, and answered, “If he can play linebacker, I’ll take him.”

’Talley Factor’ played a part in Villanova’s playoff win |
Saint Francis never had a chance Saturday. The Red Flash was doomed long before ninth-ranked Villanova rode a fast start to a 31-21 triumph over the Northeast Conference champions.

Villanova wins playoff opener, will next face South Dakota St. |
Andy Talley has taken his Villanova team to a lot of places all across the college football universe during his 32-year run on the Main Line. But he's never been to South Dakota State.

Sturdy linebackers from CAL help Villanova D excel | College |
Andy Talley’s last defense might be his best.

Is it time to part ways with outfielder Matt Szczur? | Cubbies Crib
The Chicago Cubs are going to have a crowded outfield heading into the 2017 campaign. Is it time to part ways with Matt Szczur?

Villanova women nipped by VCU in San Juan Shootout |
It was a tough couple of days for the Villanova women’s basketball team.