Taylor had an interception in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday, returning it 11 yards. In 40 career games with the Hokies, Taylor made 226 tackles but never had an interception.
Taylor returned his pick of Southern Utah’s Brad Sorensen to the 6-yard line early in the second half, setting up a field goal for the National Team, which cruised to a 27-0- win.
In the East-West Shrine Game, former Hokies receiver Corey Fuller led the East team with two catches for 29 yards. Marcus Davis had one catch for 16 yards. The East lost 28-13.
All three, plus offensive tackles Vinston Painter and Nick Becton, will work out for general managers, coaches and scouts at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis from Feb. 20-26.
In other news, the Roanoke Times’ veteran scribe Doug Doughty tweeted this last night:
Hearing rumblings that #VTfootball assistant Bryan Stinespring is in talks with the Indianapolis Colts. Hmmm.— Douglas Doughty (@DoughtySports) January 20, 2013
Former Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, who spoke with the Hokies about the same position earlier this month, is the new offensive coordinator for the Colts, so there could be a connection there.
One-time Virginia Tech quarterback Bruce Arians recently left Indianapolis to take the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals. He’s expected to bring Colts offensive line coach Harold Goodman with him as Arizona’s offensive coordinator, which could open up a position fitting Stinespring’s skills.
UPDATE: Sounds like Stinespring isn’t likely to be going anywhere.
Stinespring likely to stay at #VT following talks with Colts. He's a college guy.— Douglas Doughty (@DoughtySports) January 20, 2013