Cal legend Troy Taylor is a finalist for the Stanford coaching job
The nightmare is at our doorstep.
The name of Troy Taylor has lingered in the minds of many a Cal football fan the last several years. Down the I-80 in Sacramento State, Taylor has elevated the Hornets to new heights. Taylor is 12-0 this year, #2 in the Football Championship Subdivision, and Sacramento State is in the FCS quarterfinals for the first time in their history.
There have been calls to bring Taylor back home, as recently as this season, when the Cal offensive coordinator position opened up—that job eventually went to former Cal OC Jake Spavital. But Taylor, who had been the offensive coordinator at a Pac-12 program before at Utah, is holding out for a bigger opportunity.
No longer. Taylor is in position to be a finalist for a major coaching position, and it’s the worst possible job you can imagine. After David Shaw stepped down, Stanford has reportedly zeroed in on the former Cal Bear as a potential candidate to be the next head coach.
Taylor is one of the finalists, along with former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. This was first reported by Stewart Mandel at the Athletic ($).
Garrett has already eliminated himself from the running.
This could mean Taylor is in the final two for the Stanford job, along with a third unnamed person.
Cal fans, what are your thoughts?
My thoughts are simple, Jim Knowlton has been a failure at every level and must be fired.
Cal sports no longer cause me nightmares, Avi.
They've simply helped condition and ready me for all of the other soul crushing disappointments that life can throw at you. I suppose that's something.