Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Phil Taylor to Baylor

Former Penn State defensive tackle Phil Taylor is transferring to Baylor, per his high school coach, according to a BlueWhite Illustrated report. Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 335-pound junior, will follow former Lions assistant and now Baylor defensive coordinator Brian Norwood to Texas.

Phil Taylor to Baylor

Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor

Former Penn State defensive tackle Phil Taylor is transferring to Baylor, per his high school coach, according to a BlueWhite Illustrated report. Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 335-pound junior, will follow former Lions assistant and now Baylor defensive coordinator Brian Norwood to Texas.

Taylor, if you recall, was giving his walking papers two weeks ago, along with defensive tackle Chris Baker, who is now enrolled at Hampton University. Baker, a redshirt junior, doesn't have to sit out a year because he's dropping down to the Football Subdivision. Taylor will have to take a year before playing since he's staying at the Division I-A level.

Also, in case you missed it, Sports Illustrated had the Lions ranked No. 22 in their preseason rankings. However, they had them finishing 8-4 overall and 4-4 in the Big Ten. Not necessarily the type of year Nits fans would settle for.

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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