Head Coach Scott Satterfield is continuing to reshape his staff ahead of the 2022 season. One position many fans have been clamoring for that was missing last season was offensive coordinator. Previously, Dwayne Ledford had held that position before departing for the NFL. Now, a new man will take on the role as Lance Taylor has been named the new offensive coordinator.
Taylor comes to Louisville from Notre Dame where he was the running backs coach and run game coordinator. He helped lead the Irish to a playoff appearance in 2020 and a Fiesta Bowl appearance this past season. Taylor helped Irish running back Kyren Williams have back-to-back 1000-yard rushing seasons.
Prior to Notre Dame, Taylor spent time in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. From 2017-2018, he coached wide receivers. DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel became excellent wide receivers for the Panthers.
Taylor also had a stint with Stanford as their running backs coach from 2014-2016. In that role, he oversaw the Heisman runner-up Christian McCaffrey and Bryce Love. McCaffrey became the first Stanford player to rush for more than 2000 yards under Taylor’s tutelage. Meanwhile, Love eclipsed many of the school records McCaffrey set and won the 2017 Doak Walker award and was the runner-up for the 2017 Heisman. Love rushed for 2118 yards in 2017, eclipsing McCaffrey’s single-season rushing mark and also eclipsed McCaffrey’s single-game rushing mark with a 301-yard game.
Lance Taylor’s pedigree is very good as he has coached two skill positions and coached in both college and the NFL. He has gotten excellent production from the position groups he has coached at every stop. He will now look to help streamline and diversify a UofL offense badly in need of it.
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