Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
Michael A. Taylor is a former American football player. He played at the quarterback position for the University of Michigan from 1986 to 1989, the final four years of Bo Schembechler's tenure as the school's head football coach. He was Michigan's starting quarterback in 1988 and 1989 and led the Wolverines to Big Ten Conference championships both years. He finished his career at Michigan as the school's all-time leader in passing efficiency.
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Healthy balance sheets coveted in turbulent market - BusinessWings
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“A quality property will sell,” says Michael Taylor, who oversees the sale of businesses in a range of sectors for Everett Masson & Furby (EM&F) Taylor. There is, however, a caveat. “They must be priced realistically. The market is very price-sensitive
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Sizing up the early stage of the Michael Taylor Era - Swingin' A's
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Considering how little playing time he's gotten since being called up from Sacramento you may have no idea who that is but it's Michael Taylor. Taylor greets Jemile Weeks at the plate after hitting his first career home run on Sept
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Michael Taylor hits 1st major-league homer - San Francisco Chronicle
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Michael Taylor hit his first career home run in Oakland's 7-2 loss Tuesday to the first-place Rangers, whose magic number dropped to four. That means the Rangers could clinch the American League West title as early as Thursday night, if they win the
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Rookie Taylor's apparent hit turns into an out - San Francisco Chronicle
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-- Almost faster than you can say Jeff Francoeur, A's rookie Michael Taylor went from collecting what appeared to be his second major-league hit to saying, "Really?" With two outs in the second inning of Oakland's 7-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday ... - -
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Michael Taylor gets 1st hit in 7-4 A's loss - San Francisco Chronicle
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If Michael Taylor singles to center for his first big-league hit and hardly anyone is around to see it, does it count? You bet. Confirmed in this morning's box score. The A's fell 7-4 to the Royals on Tuesday night before an announced Coliseum crowd of
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A's pregame: Taylor sits - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
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So the promotion of outfielder Michael Taylor created some anticipation, even if Taylor went 0-for-3 (and made an error) in his major-league debut Friday night. Manager Bob Melvin had said Taylor would start again in today's series finale against
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Stanford's Michael Taylor makes his debut with the Oakland Athletics - Palo Alto Online
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The first thing Stanford grad Michael Taylor thought about when he took his place in right field Friday night concerned the weather. "The wind was blowing kind of hard and it was kind of chilly," he said after helping the Oakland A's beat
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The Next Wave of Young A's Hitters: Are They Enough? - Pro Sports Blogging (blog)
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Michael Taylor was acquired from the Phillies before last year and is a physical specimen to be sure. He's 6'5”, 250 lbs. of pure muscle and is a real five-tool talent in the outfield. When the A's traded for him, they envisioned he and Carter to be
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Short on cash and with a long list, the FDA tackles food safety - Bend Bulletin
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Michael Taylor, the deputy commissioner for foods at the Food and Drug Administration, tours a potato-processing and packaging facility in New York. Amid slashed budgets, Taylor must turn the food safety law passed by Congress in December into rules
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Taylor Insurance Agency keeps growing - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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“I am looking forward to serving Stark county,” Michael Taylor said. “I had been looking to expand our brand and this agency became availbale and made perfect sense. We now are better able to serve Coshocton, Tuscarawas and now Stark counties
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A's Michael Taylor biding time in Triple-A - San Francisco Chronicle
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There'd been speculation that one or two of Oakland's three free-agent-to-be outfielders might get moved by July 31, but the day came and went and the A's still had a full set of outfielders. "That was the toughest day of the year for me," Triple-A
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E.C.B. Fails in Bid to Quell Sovereign Debt Crisis
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FRANKFURT -- Once again seeking to calm market tension after efforts by euro zone governments failed, the European Central Bank on Thursday unexpectedly intervened in bond markets in an attempt to prevent the region's sovereign debt crisis from engulfing Italy. The show of force initially bolstered Italian and Spanish bonds. But the move appeared
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Man Possibly Linked To Hartford Homicide Victim In Custody - Hartford Courant
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A man identified in court records as having a possible link to Michael Taylor, the 25-year-old man shot and killed this week, is in custody on unrelated gun and threatening charges, according to court records. Members of a Hartford police shooting task
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    TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Died in 1989.
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    Taylor had the best game of his career in a 49 - 15 victory over Minnesota on November 18, 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor completed 12 of 16 pass attempts for 231 yards. He also tied a Michigan record with four touchdown passes, including three touchdown passes to Greg McMurtry of 49, 34 and 25 yards. In the final game at Michigan Stadium for Taylor as a player and for Schembechler as head coach, Taylor led the Wolverines to a 28 - 18 victory over Ohio State. Taylor played the entire game and ran for 57 yards on 8 carries for an average of 7.1 yards per carry. He was also 8 for 16 passing, completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jarrod Bunch. Taylor also had 2 turnovers in game, fumbling the ball at Ohio State's 22-yard line and throwing an interception on the second play of the second half. The Wolverines won the Big Ten championship and advanced to the Rose Bowl. As the starting quarterback in the Rose Bowl, Taylor was the subject of extensive pre-game publicity.
    Taylor completed 74 of 121 pass attempts for 1,081 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details In the weeks before the season opener, the press focused on Taylor's physical condition. He had been nursing a sore shoulder in his throwing arm two weeks before the opener and missed the first week of practice. Coach Schembechler called it "the great Michael Taylor scare," and with news that Taylor would play, the Associated Press reported, "The Michael Taylor scare is over." Taylor noted, "I can throw freely and it doesn't hurt. I'm close to 100 percent and never even thought of not playing." Assistant coach Gary Moeller explained that Taylor's injury problem had been caused by the fact that "he didn't know how to throw properly until he came to Michigan." Taylor had been "flinging the ball with his arm," Moeller noted, instead of using his whole body and sometimes reverted to that habit. Despite the pain, Taylor vowed to give it his best effort against Notre Dame, saying, "I was raised to play football only one way, and that's giving 110 percent."
    As a senior, Taylor started 8 of 12 games for the 1989 Michigan football team that finished the season with a 10 - 2 record (8 - in the Big Ten), won the Big Ten Conference championship and lost to USC in the 1990 Rose Bowl.
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    He was unable to play in the final regular season games against Illinois and Ohio State and in the 1989 Rose Bowl game against USC.
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    Michael A. Taylor is a former American football player. He played at the quarterback position for the University of Michigan from 1986 to 1989, the final four years of Bo Schembechler's tenure as the school's head football coach.
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  • 1988
    Taylor was the Big Ten's passing efficiency leader for the 1988 season.
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    Taylor had his best game of the 1988 season in a 31 - 30 loss to the No. 1 ranked Miami Hurricanes on September 17, 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor nearly led the Wolverines to an upset win to break Miami's 33-game regular season winning streak, but the defense gave up 17 points in the final 5 minutes and 24 seconds to allow Miami to come from behind to win the game. Taylor did his part, completing 16 of 24 pass attempts for 214 yards and three touchdowns. The Washington Post praised Michigan's passing game: "Employing a combination of its usual righteous conservatism with a startlingly effective passing game, the Wolverines incited an overflow crowd of 105,834 in the broad, intimidating sweep of Michigan Stadium by outright dominating the Hurricanes, the defending national champions, for most of four quarters. A mulish, persistent quarterback named Michael Taylor threw scoring passes of five, 18 and 16 yards, the latter to take a 30 - 14 lead with 10:32 left." The Associated Press also praised Taylor's performance: "Miami's comeback overcame a brilliant performance by Michigan quarterback Michael Taylor, who was shaken up twice but returned to throw three touchdown passes."
    Taylor ended up starting 9 of 12 games for the 1988 Michigan football team that finished the season with a 9 - 2 - 1 record (7 - - 1 in the Big Ten), won the Big Ten Conference championship and defeated USC in the 1989 Rose Bowl.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor completed 76 of 122 pass attempts for a 62.3% completion percentage and was intercepted only twice. In the season opener against Notre Dame, Schembechler kept the ball on the ground, with 52 running plays and only 11 pass attempts. Michigan lost a close game 19 - 17, as Taylor completed 8 of 11 pass attempts for 74 yards and scored one of Michigan's two rushing touchdowns.
    He was Michigan's starting quarterback in 1988 and 1989 and led the Wolverines to Big Ten Conference championships both years.
    More Details Hide Details He finished his career at Michigan as the school's all-time leader in passing efficiency. Taylor was raised by his mother and grandmother in Lincoln Heights, Ohio. Taylor credited them for instilling his desire to win: "They gave me my sense of values and drive to excel. I have to do everything as well as I can to let them know how much I love and appreciate them for heading me in the right direction." Taylor attended Princeton High School in Sharonville, Ohio. Taylor enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1985. As a redshirt freshman in 1986, Taylor appeared briefly in 4 games, rushing for 33 yards on 5 carries and scoring a touchdown against Illinois. As a sophomore in 1987, Taylor appeared in 7 games for Michigan, including 2 games as the starting quarterback. Taylor threw his first touchdown pass for Michigan in a backup role against Wisconsin. He got his first start after junior quarterback Demetrius Brown broke the thumb on his throwing hand in the Indiana game. Prior to Brown's thumb injury, Taylor had completed only 9 of 21 pass attempts for 133 yards, 2 interceptions and 1 touchdown. At the time, Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler expressed confidence in Taylor, telling the press: "Michael Taylor is a fine quarterback. He's smart. He's a good quarterback. If we have to play Taylor, we'll be all right."
  • 1987
    Born in 1987.
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    At the time, Taylor was considered the team's best option offense quarterback, but he had completed only 41% of his passes in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly before the season opener against Notre Dame, Schembechler announced that Taylor would be his starting quarterback. Schembechler noted that Taylor "has thrown well, has run well, knows the offense and is getting us into the right plays."
    Despite the solid performance against Northwestern, Taylor pulled a leg muscle in the game, and Demetrius Brown recovered sufficiently to resume his role as the starting quarterback for the remaining 4 games of the 1987 season. Taylor also got the starting assignment in Michigan's 28 - 24 victory over Alabama in the January 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl, completing 2 of 4 pass attempts and rushing for 11 yards. At the start of the 1988 season, Michigan faced a quarterback controversy.
    More Details Hide Details Demetrius Brown had been declared academically ineligible earlier in the year, but regained his eligibility before the season started. Taylor had missed spring practice due to a hamstring pull, leaving Coach Schembechler worried about the quarterback position.
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