Taylor Accepts Oklahoma State Offer

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

(WVLT) -- Tennessee wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor has accepted an offer to become Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator next season, Taylor told Volunteer TV News' Mark Packer Wednesday afternoon.

This leaves another vacancy in the Vols' offensive coaching staff.

Taylor coached at Tennessee for four seasons.

(The University Of Tennessee) Tennessee head football Coach Phillip Fulmer confirmed Wednesday that assistant head coach for player development and wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor has accepted the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach position at Oklahoma State University. Taylor is expected to coach at Tennessee through the Outback Bowl.

"Trooper has done a tremendous job for Tennessee in his four years here," Fulmer said. "He's an outstanding football coach and great friend. He and his family mean a great deal to me and the Tennessee staff. We wish him nothing but continued success."

Taylor added, "Tennessee has been great to me, and I'll always appreciate how I have grown as a coach and as a man. I will have many lasting relationships and memories. I thank coach Fulmer for the opportunity to have coached here and also thank the players, staff and fans for the support and great memories."

Taylor joined the Vols in 2004 as running backs coach. He was named assistant head coach for player development in 2005 and moved to wide receivers coach in 2006. Before coming to Tennessee, Taylor spent five years as receivers coach at Tulane and four years as receivers coach at his alma mater Baylor.


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  • by Eddie Location: Knoxville on Dec 20, 2007 at 05:29 PM
    Now if we could just get rid of the rest of the staff
  • by SCOTT HAMMOND Location: SALTVILLE, VA on Dec 20, 2007 at 12:03 PM
    CHALK UP ANOTHER POOR DECISION BY FULMER IN LETTING A QUALITY COACH LEAVE THE UNNIVERSITY. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO FIND OUT IF FULMER CAN ATTRACT A BIG NAME OFFENSIVE CORDINATOR * POSITION COACHES. ALSO, RECRUITING IS NOT PROGRESSING WELL FOR 2008. THERE MAY NOT BE ANOTHER ASST. HIRED TO BAIL HIM OUT OF THIS TIME. WE NEED A BIG NAME WITH NEW SCHEMES.
  • by Randy Location: Loudon on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:37 PM
    Trooper Taylor should have been named UT's Offensive Coordinator The minute the position came open. It is time to ditch the conservitive offense and start attacking defenses and try to win.

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