Taylor Accepts Oklahoma State Offer

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(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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