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  • Texas announces additions of WR Tarik Black and CB Jahdae Barron

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns haven’t just been busy in the last few days adding commitments to the 2021 recruiting class — head coach Tom Herman and his staff also landed pledges from Michigan Wolverine graduate transfer wide receiver and former Baylor Bears cornerback..." May 12

  • Consensus growing around potentially shortened college football season

    Yardbarker "College football is still sorting out how to progress as the coronavirus pandemic continues, and a new plan may be taking shape. Longtime sports broadcasting personality Dan Patrick said on Monday’s episode of “The Dan Patrick Show” that consensus is growing around a..." May 04

  • Glenn Thomas Hired As UNLV Football Offensive Coordinator

    UNLV Rebels "UNLV football head coach Marcus Arroyo has completed his full-time, on-field staff with the official announcement of collegiate and NFL veteran Glenn Thomas as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, the athletics department announced Thursday.   The..." April 24

  • Baylor hearing with NCAA Committee on Infractions put on hold due to coronavirus

    College Football Talk "Baylor has waited nearly four years to hear their NCAA fate. Thanks to the coronavirus, the school will keep waiting indefinitely. Speaking to the Dallas Morning News this week, BU athletic director Mack Rhoades confirmed that his school is among those impacted by..." April 18

  • 4 Teams That Would Most Benefit From Skipping 2020 CFB Season

    12 Up "The college football season taking place as scheduled in 2020 is by no means a sure thing at this juncture, as major conference commissioners have confirmed that games will only be played on campus if students are allowed to return amid the coronavirus pandemic. As harsh as that reality sounds,..." April 16

  • Baylor's infractions hearing postponed as NCAA decides to handle all meetings remotely

    CBS Sports "The NCAA has essentially eliminated in-person contact at its Indianapolis headquarters through May 31 due to the coronavirus, per a memo distributed to membership this week. Part of the immediate impact of that decision is Baylor's infractions panel hearing for being postponed,..." March 23

  • Early reactions to college football's offseason coaching hires

    The Score "Now that Colorado has landed former Miami Dolphins receivers coach Karl Dorrell, college football's hiring-and-firing season has concluded (we think). Placing grades on new head coaches can be a futile task. Two years ago, Scott Frost (Nebraska) and Chip Kelly (UCLA) were..." February 29

  • Baylor’s James Lynch pledging money to charity raised through bench press at NFL Combine

    Pro Football Talk "Baylor defensive lineman James Lynch is taking his trip to Indianapolis to the NFL Combine next week as an opportunity to raise money for people fighting rare diseases. Lynch is taking pledges toward the number of bench press reps of 225 pounds he will be able to successfully complete..." February 20

  • Former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora will be Baylor OC

    Larry Brown Sports "New Baylor coach Dave Aranda continues to surround himself with experience as he puts together his coaching staff. " January 25

  • Dave Aranda trying to flip LSU 5-star commit

    247 Sports "Former LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is doing all he can to land one of 2021's top players, a linebacker he is personally hoping to groom as the next star in the Big 12 at his new destination as head coach of the Baylor Bears. Aranda extended an offer this week..." January 24

  • Baylor OL Prince Pines enters NCAA Transfer Portal

    247 Sports "Baylor offensive guard Prince Pines has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, a source confirmed to 247Sports. Pines started four games for the Bears during the 2019 season after redshirting in 2018. Pines, who hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, committed to Baylor in December 2017. He..." January 24

  • Baylor hires Louisiana’s Ron Roberts as new defensive coordinator

    Dallas Morning News "New football coach Dave Aranda has named his first assistant. Ron Roberts is Baylor’s new defensive coordinator, after spending the last two years in the same position at Louisiana-Lafayette. The Rajin’ Cajuns led the Sun Belt in scoring defense and were second in total..." January 21

  • 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