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  • Report: LSU DC Dave Aranda leading candidate for Baylor HC job

    The Score "LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is the leading candidate to become Baylor's next head coach, ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reports. Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente is apparently staying with the Hokies after initial reports suggested he was the..." January 16

  • Justin Fuente says he'll stay at Virginia Tech amid reported interest from Baylor

    The Score "It appears Justin Fuente is staying at Virginia Tech for at least one more year. After a report surfaced Tuesday that Fuente was Baylor's primary target to replace Matt Rhule as head coach, the Hokies boss tweeted a picture Thursday that alluded to..." January 16

  • Report: Viringia Teach’s Justin Fuente emerges as lead candidate for Baylor head coaching vacancy

    Dallas Morning News "Little more than a week after Matt Rhule left for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, Baylor may be closing in on a replacement as head football coach. Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Rhule, as first reported by Yahoo Sports, citing..." January 14

  • Baylor DL James Lynch announces decision to leave for NFL

    Yahoo! Sports "Baylor’s coach just left for the NFL, and now one of his best players is following suit. Baylor defensive tackle James Lynch just announced that he was leaving school a year early to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. " January 13

  • Matt Rhule Informed Baylor Players He Was Leaving To NFL Via Text Message After Deal Was Announced

    Total Pro Sports "Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is getting set to transition from working Saturdays to Sundays later this year after he was announced as the new head coach of the Carolina Panthers. It’s a great career and money move for Rhule, but an unfortunate development for current Baylor..." January 08

  • Five Candidates to Replace Matt Rhule at Baylor

    The Big Lead "Matt Rhule has left Baylor, accepting a huge contract offer to become the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers. That leaves the Bears without a head coach. Here's a look at five replacement candidates for Rhule at Baylor. Joey McGuire, Baylor (associate head..." January 07

  • Georgia's Kirby Smart looked mad over Gatorade bath following Sugar Bowl win against Baylor

    CBS Sports "There are many traditions in sports and one of the biggest ones in football a Gatorade bath following a big win. We've all seen it. As time expires, a few players sneak up behind the head coach and toss the barrel filled with the sports drink on their heads. There are even prop bets over..." January 02

  • Head coach Matt Rhule on if he’ll return to Baylor: ‘Yeah, I plan on that’

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor head coach Matt Rhule has been reported to be a top target for multiple NFL teams with head coaching vacancies. He’s been linked to the Giants, Panthers and Browns -- a reality that forced him to hold a team meeting on Sunday before practice to address those rumors with his Baylor..." December 31

  • Matt Rhule of Baylor turns down interview opportunity with Cleveland Browns

    College Football Talk "I always knew that Matt Rhule of Baylor was a smart feller. Rhule has been a popular name on the latest spinning of the NFL coaching carousel.  As such, the head coach held a meeting with his Baylor football players recently to openly discuss the..." December 31

  • Matt Rhule Has Nothing to Lose

    The Big Lead "Around this time four years ago, Matt Rhule was licking his wounds after his Temple Owls lost the Boca Raton Bowl to end the season. He was three years into a recovery project in Philadelphia in which he'd gained four more wins each season. An impressive feat, no doubt, as any 10-4 campaign..." December 30

  • Matt Rhule says Baylor QB Charlie Brewer cleared for Sugar Bowl

    College Football Talk "As Baylor gets underway with practices in New Orleans before taking on Georgia in the Sugar Bowl next week. head coach Matt Rhule confirmed he may have his quarterback back for the big game. Rhule announced quarterback Charlie Brewer has been cleared to play in the Sugar..." December 27

  • Georgia RB James Cook cleared to play in Sugar Bowl

    NBC Sports "Georgia backup running back James Cook will reportedly be available for the Bulldogs in their upcoming Sugar Bowl matchup against Baylor. According to Seth Emerson of The Athletic, via Twitter, Cook has been cleared to play in the game after passing a marijuana test just weeks..." December 27

  • Matt Rhule happy at Baylor but open to taking an NFL job

    Yardbarker "Matt Rhule has been a popular name associated with NFL head coaching vacancies over the past couple of years, and that chatter will grow even louder when the 2019 season comes to an end. While it does not sound he is anxious to make the leap to the NFL, Rhule is not willing to guarantee he..." December 18

  • Baylor Used Puppets to Introduce Its 2020 Recruiting Class

    USA Today "Wednesday marks the start of college football’s early signing period, which has replaced February’s National Signing Day as the most important day of the year in the recruiting world. The early signing period is three days in December when the nation’s top recruits sign..." December 18

  • Nature or nurture? How Jalen Hurts became a football cyborg

    247 Sports "Baylor’s McLane Stadium buzzed nervously as the Bears drove against Oklahoma with 1:45 remaining. Jalen Hurts stood on the sideline, positioned far to the left for the best view, with his hands clasped behind him and a look that betrayed nothing. The architect of..." December 07

  • College football recruiting: The quarterbacks to know ahead of the 2019 early signing period

    CBS Sports "As we survey the teams circling the College Football Playoff, it's clear the importance of landing the blue-chip quarterback in today's modern, offense-friendly football. Ohio State has Justin Fields, LSU has Joe Burrow, Clemson has Trevor..." November 27

  • Oklahoma watched Patriots' Super Bowl LI comeback before overcoming 28-3 deficit vs. Baylor

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "The Oklahoma Sooners coaching staff could not have picked a more perfect week to show its players highlights of the New England Patriots' epic comeback from trailing 28-3 to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Why's that? The No. 8 ranked..." November 19

  • Burning Questions For CFB’s Biggest Week 12 Games

    Sportsnaut "A week after college football delivered its most exciting weekend of action this season, Week 12 offers the chance for fans to enjoy more entertaining matchups. While this weekend’s games might not offer the caliber of clash we saw in Tuscaloosa between LSU and Alabama,..." November 16

  • Matt Rhule's rejuvenation of Baylor reaches a roadblock in Big 12 kingpin Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "That night almost three years ago, Matt Rhule worked the room. Well, it was actually a private suite at Phoenix's Chase Field filled with Baylor administrators, friends and significant others watching the Cactus Bowl below.  Whatever was going on that night in Baylor's..." November 14

  • Most Compelling Match-ups In College Football Week 11

    Sportsnaut "November is here, and with it comes the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season ahead of Week 11. Those rankings won’t stand for long, though, thanks to some outstanding matchups this weekend. The biggest game of the college football season so far is taking place..." November 08

  • Baylor freshman charged with manslaughter after fatal car crash

    Yahoo! Sports "Baylor freshman Logan Compton was arrested Friday on a manslaughter charge over a fatal car crash on June 16, according to Christopher Shadrock of Waco’s KWTX. The incident reportedly occurred in a heavy rain on State Highway 6, in which Compton lost control of..." November 02

  • College football winners and losers: Parsing through the remaining unbeatens

    Washington Post "It’s down to a dozen. At the midpoint of the regular season (seven full weeks in the books, seven more to come before the conference title games), there are 12 undefeated teams left in the FBS. Not all unblemished records are the same, and some of those perfect teams have far..." October 19

  • Baylor LB Clay Johnston to miss rest of the season with knee injury

    NBC Sports "If No. 18 Baylor is going to continue their remarkable pursuit of a Big 12 title in 2019, they’re going to have to do it without their best defensive player. A school official confirmed to the Dallas Morning News on Sunday that senior linebacker Clay..." October 14

  • Baylor AD Mack Rhoades gets new 10-year contract

    Dallas Morning News "Just days after reaching a contract extension with head football coach Matt Rhule, Baylor has done the same with athletic director Mack Rhoades. Rhoades' new contract is a 10-year deal that will run until July 31, 2029, with two automatic, one-year extensions as mutually..." October 03

  • Baylor's Matt Rhule signs contract extension through 2027 season

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor has extended the contract of football coach Matt Rhule on a deal that will run through March 31, 2028, the school announced Sunday night. In his third season, Rhule has Baylor off to a 4-0 start and receiving votes in the AP Top 25 following a 23-21 last-minute win over Iowa..." September 30

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15