GT's Taylor hoping for extra year

Georgia Tech sophomore safety Cooper Taylor, who started and played in only three games because he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, is hoping not to lose this past season's eligibility. Georgia Tech is currently filing an appeal to the NCAA to get the year of eligibility back, according to a school spokesman.

WPWS is a condition that affects the heart, and in early October, Taylor revealed what had sidelined him. Taylor finished the season with 16 tackles and one interception in the first three games.

With the departure of safety Morgan Burnett to the NFL, and the transition to a new coordinator in Al Groh, Georgia Tech could use all the help it can get next year defensively. Cooper is expected to be cleared by the doctors to participate in spring practices.