Good news for Cooper Taylor — updated

Cooper Taylor’s request for a medical redshirt for the 2009-10 season was recently granted by the ACC. As a result, he will receive an extra year of eligibility.

“I am very happy and thankful to get back a year of eligibility,” Taylor said in a statement. “I appreciate all the work done by our medical staff to get me back healthy again, and by our compliance staff for their work during the appeal process.”

Taylor experienced an extremely rapid heart beat and dizziness during the first quarter of the Miami game Sept. 17. He was diagnosed a day later with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and missed the rest of the season. Those diagnosed with WPWS experience a loss of synchronization between the upper and lower chambers of the heart. The condition can become progressively worse if not corrected.

Taylor said in October that he had experienced symptoms in the past, but thought he was just out of shape. He said the episode during the Miami game was the most severe. He underwent surgery at Piedmont Hospital the following week.

Former Tech player Levi Walls was diagnosed with WPWS in 2007. Levi’s younger brother, Logan, had a similar, but lesser, condition diagnosed the same year. Both underwent the same procedure as Taylor to correct the abnormality.

Taylor, a 6-4, 208-pound Atlanta native, started the season’s first three games and had 16 tackles. He had 69 tackles his freshman season.

58 comments Add your comment

J Lo

June 30th, 2010
1:20 pm

good for Coop! Looking forward to seeing him back in the line up.


June 30th, 2010
1:21 pm

Great news for C. Taylor, and even better news is that he has fully recovered.

Go Jackets!


June 30th, 2010
1:28 pm

Great to hear the NCAA finally got one right. Looking forward to having Coop back..

Man up...

June 30th, 2010
1:37 pm

Another year for an improving ball hawk! Gotta love that!

Ted M

June 30th, 2010
2:07 pm

so is that 2 more yrs for Cooper?


June 30th, 2010
2:13 pm

Three (3) more years for Cooper. The authorities did the right thing. Stay well young man!


June 30th, 2010
2:19 pm

Glad his health is back.


June 30th, 2010
2:56 pm

Was it approved by the ACC or the NCAA?


June 30th, 2010
3:04 pm

Coop, glad you are healthy again and back on the field.

More good news!

June 30th, 2010
3:07 pm

South Carolina won the CWS.

How did any of the ACC schools do?

Tech, supposedly a baseball school, did not even get invited, and yet UGA has won it all, was second only two years ago and has been many, many times to Omaha. How many times has baseball school tech been? Hmmmmmmm? Did they not beat UGA like 76-3? Did it do them ANY GOOD?? NOPE.

SEC RULES and this is yet one more reason that techers were begging to get back to the SEC.


June 30th, 2010
3:11 pm

Can’t wait to see you back on the field, Coop! Congrats!

1980 was so long ago

June 30th, 2010
3:14 pm

SEC may rule, but uga’s win in 1980 against a Notre Dame squad that could not not even beat, outscore, outgain a 1-9-1 GT team was nothing to crow about. ND soundly beat uga in every category that day except the score. In todays system, ND would have been lucky to go to Shreveport based on their performance against a weak GT team.

Yes 4 decades was such a long time ago.

Yes it was a great year for GT baseball, not only sweeping the dawgs 3-0, but with punishing scores as well. It sure was fun!!!!


June 30th, 2010
3:14 pm

Wow “More good news!” Way to bring up your politics during a heartfelt story about an young man battling a difficult medical condition. Glad to see that UGA/SEC fans are still the classiest around.


June 30th, 2010
3:15 pm

Does “More good news” read the article before he responds? Obviously, no. And how did UGA’s baseball team do this year. We are waiting. Another classless UGA fan. Surprise!

Jacket Backer

June 30th, 2010
3:19 pm

Good luck Cooper!

Go Jackets!!


June 30th, 2010
3:25 pm



June 30th, 2010
3:27 pm

Hey douchbag good news- Duke won it all in basketball this year but did you hear every ACC fan and their brother beating their chest then? No, because we don’t live through the success of others. I’m sure you’re a Uga fan- keep bragging on your SEC foes’ recent success, because you haven’t won anything yourselves since 1980.

Doug Roberson

June 30th, 2010
3:38 pm

It was approved by the ACC

North Ave Killer Beez

June 30th, 2010
3:39 pm

Nobody cares about UGA baseball, 1980 or why UGA fans still rock mullet hair-styles from that year.


June 30th, 2010
3:41 pm

That’s great news for Cooper, I can’t wait to see him back in action. Can’t we just focus on what the freaking story is about?

15 wins in 50 years

June 30th, 2010
3:45 pm

Glad to here the young man is recovering and gets the year her lost returned.


June 30th, 2010
3:48 pm

Excited to have Cooper flying around in the secondary for another year. Congrats and stay healthy (and fast)!


June 30th, 2010
3:55 pm

I wish I could live off of everybody elses success in my conference except my own teams….(cough, cough) UGA “fans.”

That Guy

June 30th, 2010
3:55 pm

First and most importantly, congrats to Coop for the medical redshirt and his full recovery.

Once again, an obviously idiotic uGag fan on a Tech blog. The inferiority complex exhibited by SECheaters fans rears its ugly head once again. Congrats to USC east winning the CWS last night. That’s College World Series in case you didn’t know, More Good News. The fact that USC happens to be a member of the SEC is absolutely irrelevant. They got hot at the right time and that carried them to the championship. Was USC the best team in the SEC? NO. Was UCLA the best team in the PAC10? NO. That’s baseball.

What’s sad is the fact that uGag baseball is 2 years removed from a CWS championship and they absolutely suck now. That’s a free fall like no other, especially due to the fact that there is so much high school baseball talent in the state of Georgia. I know your type though…play SECheat homerism when your own team can’t hold the candle, but beat your if your team ever happens to appear in the fore front.

Keep on believing the propaganda coming from the Dawgvent because it has been proven to ‘dumb down’ the folks that partake in its existence. Proof is in the posts such as those by More Good News.


June 30th, 2010
4:07 pm

Just remembering FSU a couple of years ago. Thanks, Cooper, and keep the adrenalin up. It’s what makes a good team a great team.

Stanley in Marietta

June 30th, 2010
4:09 pm

acoording to the article in The Technique, Cooper has grown two inches since he arrived on the flats. He claims he is closer to 6′6 and 215 lbs.


June 30th, 2010
4:34 pm

excellent. ‘can’t have enough quality players for us.

Old Gold Britches

June 30th, 2010
4:48 pm

Great news Cooper! Looking forward to see your hard hitting again on the Flats!

Old Tech fan in NC

June 30th, 2010
5:00 pm

Glad for the good health and glad Tech has him back with the squad. He gave me a fast heart rate with that play against FSU.

Tech Guy

June 30th, 2010
5:08 pm

Cooper Taylor is one of the most exciting football plyers that Tech ever had. I’m glad I’ll be able to watch him for three more years.


June 30th, 2010
5:32 pm

Pretty funny about the Dawg fan on here talking about USCe winning and how the SEC winning the CWS is some validation for his Dawgs upping GT when GT in fact got out their brooms this years and swept the Dawgs under the rug. Funny.


June 30th, 2010
5:44 pm

his health is the main thing…having that year of eligibility back is a nice bonus!


June 30th, 2010
5:47 pm

Great news! I was really enjoying watching him play last year.

Delbert D.

June 30th, 2010
5:48 pm

“South Carolina won the CWS.”

Is this a good predictor for them to win the SEC East in Football this year?


June 30th, 2010
6:06 pm

More good news! Tech, supposedly a baseball school, did not even get invited

Didn’t know CWS was a invitational?


June 30th, 2010
6:21 pm

Looking forward to seeing Cooper again in the secondary and healthy. Thank god we now have some defensive minds that won’t have him playing some wierd hybred safety/LB/corner position. Oh and Cooper hit TT a little lower this year so he can’t cry foul again. I expect Cooper to be a real asset this year he uses his speed well and seems to love contact. You could tell in the first quarter of the U game something was just off.


June 30th, 2010
6:31 pm

you ugay idiots are too much, when SC beats you in football make sure you send them roses too…..what in the name of God does their winning the CWS have to do with you inbred morons? One thing, it means your team lost.

Glad to hear about Cooper, that is exciting news, can football season get here any faster. I hear Cooper’s father, Jim Bob, was one hell of
of a qb at GT.


June 30th, 2010
6:34 pm

to the ugay idiot, just one more thing, if VA Tech won the CWS, I wouldn’t be congratulating them. You know why? Because they BLANK sheep, that’s why.


June 30th, 2010
6:58 pm

Great News for Cooper & GT!

jay jarrell

June 30th, 2010
7:29 pm

Hey, I can be generous to SC,good job keeping it in the south,we still kick their a$s where it counts just like Ugag,4to1 baby.THWG!

messin with.............

June 30th, 2010
9:08 pm

as another fan said- the fsu stuff was a memory we will have for many years to come. i don’t think noles will forget that either – ripped their hearts out! glad to hear the good news – looking forward to seeing you play again. i’m in section 109 next door to players families.
thwg thwg thwg!!


June 30th, 2010
9:45 pm

Tuck Fech!!! LOSERDS


June 30th, 2010
9:48 pm

SEC National Champs once again.Albeit SC.


June 30th, 2010
9:51 pm

Ala. knocked your ass out of CWS.Just thought I would own up to my comment instead of hideing behind UF,TENN,KENTUCKY.nuff said.

GT for life

June 30th, 2010
10:02 pm

Great news-we all were pulling for you Cooper

GT for life

June 30th, 2010
10:09 pm

thx for your comment superdawgcrap-just par for the course and most uga fans like you-no class-thx again


June 30th, 2010
10:17 pm

Congratulations Cooper. Glad your back and stay health Bud…..and to all the U-GAgers on here, sorry you have to deal with inferiority complexes, but if your dumb enough to swallow all that Dawgsh?t and propaganda, you get what you deserve…..all those high expectations and then a big letdown.

GT for life

June 30th, 2010
10:22 pm

thats what they are use to Stump in athens at Fred Sanford Stadium

UGA is Pitiful:

June 30th, 2010
11:05 pm

Hey More good news!

28-6 ring a bell in your redneck UGAG head. GT beat the crapola outta of your louzy azz baseball team. If you want to talk NC’s, when is the last time UGAG won it. 1980, hmmmmmm…………….30 years ago and 1990 for GT, hmmmmmmmmmm……………….20 years ago. By the way, the Sentinel ranked your overated football team 66th out of 120 NCAA’s schools. It’s about time someone ranked the puppies right before the season starts. Hey, good luck with your opener. it should be a tough game for your team. I hear Idaho State is loaded. DAWGS SUCK AZZ!

UGA is Pitiful:

June 30th, 2010
11:09 pm

Hey Supercrap: At least GT made it to the College WS. Where were your mutts? Rubbing one out in their doublewides. Also, 28-6 beating against your beloved mutts in baseball. I don’t believe you have much room to talk for a couple of reasons. First, doublewides ain’t got much room and secondly, your clueless. GO JACKETS AND GATORS! By the way, SC whips your azz in Columbia for a nice 1-1 start for your so called powerhouse smelly azz football team. DAWGS SUCK!