Miami Hurricanes News: Taylor promoted, WBB wins, huge hoops and bats weekend

Nov 5, 2006; Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Copyright © 2006 Jerry Lai
Nov 5, 2006; Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Copyright © 2006 Jerry Lai /

Reports came out on Thursday that the Miami football program will promote Jason Taylor to defensive ends coach. The Miami women’s basketball team beat Boston College 84-69  in the ACC Tournament, the Miami baseball team has a three-game series at Florida and football begins Spring Practice Saturday.

Reports that Taylor was staying with the Miami football program over leaving for a potential job with the Dolphins came out on Wednesday. Taylor spent last season as a defensive analyst. Prior to Miami Taylor spent four seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas where he was first the defensive line coach and then the coordinator.

The Miami Hurricanes Women’s Basketball team outscored Boston College 24-13 in the fourth quarter to earn an 84-69 win in the second round of the ACC Tournament. Miami will play Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals. Miami defeated Virginia Tech this season. Lashae Dwyer led Miami with 19 points off the bench.

The Miami Hurricanes baseball team has its biggest non-conference series of the season when they play at Florida beginning Friday night. Florida and Miami will play at 6:30 on Friday night, 2 PM on Saturday and noon on Sunday. The Gators enter the weekend series 8-2 and the Hurricanes are 7-2.

Taylor has a quick turnaround after the reports of his promotion came out on Thursday with Miami Hurricanes beginning spring practice on Saturday. This will be the first coaching job Taylor has in college. Taylor had limited time working with players and was not allowed to recruit off-campus as a defensive analyst.

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Taylor is the second coach the Miami Hurricanes hired this week after the addition of Kevin Beard as wide receivers coach. This will be the second stint for Beard on the Miami staff and he was a starting WR on the Hurricanes’ 2001 national championship team. Miami is finished filling out its football staff.