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Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda sensed something special with Bears

Jan. 20, 2020 4:52 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda sensed something special about Baylor even before the Bears were looking for a new head coach. “I could see the togetherness of the team, I could see the toughness of the team,” said Aranda, who as national champion LSU's defensive coordinator saw Baylor on film...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU coach Ed Orgeron celebrates on stage after the team's win over Georgia in an NCAA college football game for the Southeastern Conference championship, in Atlanta. Cajun pride is swelling in Lafourche Parish now that the former two-way football standout who won a 1977 state title for the South Lafourche High School Tarpons is on the brink of capping off arguably the LSU Tigers' greatest season in the program's 126-year history with a national title. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)

LSU coach Orgeron's success fueling Cajun pride on the bayou

Jan. 10, 2020 7:29 PM EST

LAROSE, La. (AP) — A cardboard likeness of Ed Orgeron, wearing a purple polo with gold LSU lettering, stands in an entertainment parlor at the home of one of his childhood friends. The life-size cutout was displayed a couple years ago at a celebration dubbed “Coach O Day” in the predominantly...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU coach Ed Orgeron celebrates after the team's win over Georgia in an NCAA college football game for the Southeastern Conference championship, in Atlanta. Top-ranked LSU has the SEC’s coach of the year in Ed Orgeron, as The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team was announced Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)

LSU's Ed Orgeron is AP college football coach of the year

Dec. 17, 2019 12:03 PM EST

Ed Orgeron of LSU is The Associated Press Coach of the Year after leading the top-ranked Tigers to a Southeastern Conference championship and their first College Football Playoff appearance. Orgeron received 33 of 56 first-place votes from Top 25 poll voters and a total of 130 points for the award presented by...

AP source: UNLV offers head coach job to LSU's Dave Aranda

Dec. 10, 2019 9:49 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — UNLV has offered its vacant head coaching job to LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing and no announcement has been made. The offer...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron celebrates with his players after defeating Alabama 46-41 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Tuscaloosa , Ala. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Column: Coach O turns out to be the perfect choice for LSU

Dec. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — He comes at you with that raspy Cajun timbre, his words delivered from deep in the throat in rapid-fire succession, often requiring subtitles for those not raised in the backwaters of southern Louisiana. Ed Orgeron's portly, weathered face reveals every line and wrinkle of a man who would...

Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

No. 11 Baylor routs Kansas 61-6 behind Hasty’s big day

Nov. 30, 2019 9:40 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — No. 11 Baylor tuned up for a rematch with Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game in fine fashion. JaMycal Hasty ran for three touchdowns, the Bears forced lowly Kansas into committing six turnovers and they cruised through the second half to a 61-6 victory on Saturday at Memorial Stadium....

Baylor head coach Matt Rhule yells from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

No. 11 Baylor heads to Kansas to prep for Big 12 title game

Nov. 29, 2019 4:01 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Matt Rhule inherited a Baylor program in disarray following the ouster of Art Briles three years ago, and his first season was a foundation-laying, 1-11 campaign with few highlights. Now, the Bears can complete an improbable flip of that record on Saturday. Already locked into a...

Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims (5) and tight end Ben Sims (86) celebrate a third-quarter touchdown against Texas in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Baylor to tune up for Big 12 title game vs Kansas

Nov. 27, 2019 5:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — No. 11 Baylor (10-1, 7-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) at Kansas (3-8, 1-7), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: 14. Series record: Baylor leads 14-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Bears are trying to elbow their way into the College Football Playoff picture, though they need plenty of help....