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Taylor hopes to make a name for himself at Nebraska

Nebraska's passing offense is in need of a great quarterback. The Cornhuskers are hoping Zac Taylor fills that role.

Updated: August 24, 2005, 2:49 PM ET
By Mark Wangrin | Special to ESPN.com

Maybe it's fitting the strong-armed quarterback who is expected to bring life to Nebraska's West Coast offense shares a name with the 12th president of the United States. Zachary Taylor died 155 years ago, or roughly about the time the Cornhuskers last successfully ran something besides the I-option attack.

This Zachary Taylor isn't a throwback sort. He goes by Zac, hails from Norman, Okla., instead of post-colonial Virginia and professes zero knowledge of his presidential namesake.

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