November 28, 2006

Taylor talks about being named player of the year

Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor knew he'd be answering the inevitable question all this week as the Huskers continue their preparations for Saturday's Big 12 Conference championship game against Oklahoma.

Taylor, who grew up in Norman, Okla., rooting for the hometown Sooners, the same team his father, Sherwood, played for in the late 1970s, smiled Tuesday when a reporter asked if playing OU for the Big 12 championship would make for a "fairy tale" ending to his playing career at Nebraska.

"That's a great way to go out and play the team I grew up rooting for," Taylor said.

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