Alabama alum Lance Taylor has been named the new offensive coordinator at Louisville.

Taylor played wide receiver for Alabama from 1999-2003, joining the team as a walk-on and eventually earning a scholarship. He was named special teams captain in 2003 by then-head coach Mike Shula. Taylor got his start in coaching in 2007 as a graduate assistant on Nick Saban’s staff.

Taylor was an assistant with the New York Jets (2011-13) and Carolina Panthers (2013-14) before returning to the college ranks as Stanford’s running backs coach (2014-17). He went back to the Panthers as wide receivers coach 2017-19 before taking the running backs coach position at Notre Dame in 2019. Taylor was with the Irish through the 2021 season and Fiesta Bowl.

“When looking for an offensive coach, I wanted an outstanding teacher and communicator, and Lance brings that to our staff,” Louisville coach Scott Satterfield said in the team’s announcement. “Lance possesses all the qualities I look for when hiring an offensive coordinator. His experience and knowledge allows me to oversee all aspects of our program and brings a wealth of ideas to our offensive staff. He will be a perfect fit with what we are trying to do offensively and I’m just excited we were able to hire a coach with this kind of pedigree and respect.”