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Sac State Hires Utah OC Troy Taylor As New Head Football Coach

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - Sacramento State's new head football coach is a familiar name to many around the region.

University of Utah's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Troy Taylor was named as Sac State's new head coach on Monday.

Taylor's resume includes several stops at local high school programs - including stints at Casa Roble, Christian Brothers and Folsom High.

"With the hiring of Troy Taylor, the Hornets have an offensive guru who, I believe, will take the football team to the playoffs and beyond in the passing-minded Big Sky Conference," Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen said in a statement announcing the hiring.

Taylor replaces Jody Sears, who was fired this past season after going 20-35 in five years with the Hornets.

A press conference to officially introduce Taylor will happen later in the week.

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