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Taylor hire shows ETSU football on right track

August 1st, 2013 8:00 am by Joe Avento, NET News Service

Taylor hire shows ETSU football on right track

Billy Taylor (NET News Service)

JOHNSON CITY — When the return of football to East Tennessee State was announced back in April, university officials vowed to do it the right way.

So far, so good.

Billy Taylor’s recent hiring to new head coach Carl Torbush’s staff will go down as one of the best moves the program could have made. Nobody wants to be here more than Taylor, who played and coached at ETSU. Nobody will work harder to sell the university to recruits because few care about the place as much.

“When you get an opportunity to do something that’s really a dream and an answer to a prayer, there was no way I could turn my back on that,” Taylor said. “With ETSU football coming back, that was something I prayed for. When God gave me that opportunity, it was really something special.” 

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