Monday, January 5, 2009

Report: Taylor on board at Auburn

AUBURN – Trooper Taylor will follow Curtis Luper from Oklahoma State to Auburn, is reporting.
Taylor, the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach at Oklahoma State, served with Luper as a member of the Cowboys staff this year after spending four years with Tennessee.
Taylor is known as a strong recruiter. has named him a top-25 recruiter twice since 2005. He has also coached at Baylor, New Mexico and Tulane.
Luper said he and Taylor have a strong friendship and he wanted Taylor to follow him after he signed with Auburn on Friday.
The report cited a single, unnamed source familiar with the situation. An Auburn official said there was no announcement forthcoming as of 10:45 a.m.

UPDATE: There is an Auburn University plane scheduled to fly from Stillwater, Okla. (where OSU is located) to Auburn, landing shortly after 1 p.m.
An official announcement could follow shortly thereafter.

UPDATE: The Oklahoman, also citing an unnamed source familiar with the situation, has also confirmed that Taylor has accepted a position at Auburn.

UPDATE: The plane from Stillwater did not have any passengers today. No official confirmation that Taylor has agreed to terms with Auburn.

UDPATE: The Oklahoma State athletics web site had taken down Taylor's bio earlier in the day. Within the last few minutes, OSU put his bio back on the web site.

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