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Georgia Tabs Stanford's Lance Taylor As New WR Coach(?)

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Update: Now it looks like this may not be a done deal. Further details to come.

Mark Richt took all of a weekend to replace the departed Tony Ball, selecting Stanford running backs coach Lance Taylor to take over the Bulldog wide receivers. Taylor played collegiately at Alabama, coming to Tuscaloosa as a walk on in 1999 and leaving as a special teams captain for Mike Shula's Tide. Taylor's father also played at Bama, winning a national championship with Coach Paul Bryant in 1973.

After a brief arena football career Taylor returned to Tuscaloosa to take his first coaching assignment, as a graduate assistant under new Tide coach Nick Saban. He eventually found his way to the NFL's New York Jets, where he served as a coaching intern from 2010-2012. Sharp résumé watchers will recognize that for the first two of those seasons the Jets offense was coordinated by one Brian Schottenheimer. Taylor followed his time in New York with a stint with the Carolina Panthers as an assistant wide receivers coach before getting his most recent, single year gig in Palo Alto.

Honestly, I know nothing of Taylor's coaching acumen. I can say that enough people who should know seem excited about it for me to take notice. If nothing else Taylor's prior stops mean he should know how Coach Schottenheimer wants things done, and he should have seen how some excellent coaches conduct business. None of that is a negative in my book.