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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 hires one of his mentors as Bears DC

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — New Baylor coach Dave Aranda has hired one of his former bosses as the new defensive coordinator of the Bears. Ron Roberts spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette, which ranked 18th nationally this season allowing only 19.7 points per game. That was...

SMU adds Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley's brother as assistant

Jan. 21, 2020 6:52 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — SMU has hired Garrett Riley as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The younger brother of Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley was set to be promoted to offensive coordinator at Appalachian State after serving as running backs coach in 2019. Like his older brother, Garrett Riley spent...

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  Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda runs on the field against Arkansas in an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. Baylor is finalizing a deal to make LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda the new coach of the Bears, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school was not ready to make any official announcement on Matt Rhule's successor.(AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)

Baylor hires LSU's Aranda as head coach

Jan. 17, 2020 10:33 AM EST

Baylor hired LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as its new head coach Thursday, three days after the Tigers completed their undefeated national championship. Aranda, a head coach for the first time, takes over a Big 12 program in much better shape than it was when Matt Rhule got there more than three years...

Kelly stays in-house: Rees named Notre Dame O-coordinator

Jan. 14, 2020 6:27 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tom Rees has been promoted to offensive coordinator and Lance Taylor is moving up to run game coordinator in a shuffling of the Notre Dame football staff by coach Brian Kelly. Rees is a former quarterback for Kelly at Notre Dame and had been the quarterbacks coach the past three...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Baylor defensive tackle James Lynch, top, sacks Stephen F. Austin's Trae Self in the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Waco, Texas. Lynch was selected to The Associated Press All-America Team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

Baylor All-America DE Lynch bypassing senior season for NFL

Jan. 13, 2020 11:54 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — All-America defensive end James Lynch says he is bypassing his senior season at Baylor for early entry into the NFL draft. Lynch announced his decision in a social media post Monday, and said that choosing Baylor was the best decision of his life. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound defender said he...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) runs against Texas during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Austin, Texas. Hubbard was selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard to return

Jan. 13, 2020 6:46 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — All-America running back Chuba Hubbard will return to Oklahoma State for his junior season. Hubbard made the announcement on social media on Monday. Oklahoma State receiver Tylan Wallace previously announced he would be back for his senior season, so Hubbard's return means the...

WR Theo Howard transfers from UCLA to Oklahoma

Jan. 13, 2020 4:57 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Receiver Theo Howard has transferred from UCLA to Oklahoma. Oklahoma announced Monday that Howard has signed a financial aid agreement and is attending classes. He will participate in spring practice and will have one season of eligibility with the Sooners. He will have a chance to...

Texas Tech WR Seth Collins granted 6th year of eligibility

Jan. 10, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech senior receiver Seth Collins has been granted an NCAA waiver for a sixth year of eligibility after missing all of last season because of a shoulder injury. Red Raiders coach Matt Wells said Friday that Collins work diligently with the training staff to rehab and will be on...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, Washington State head coach Mike Leach watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, in Houston. Two people with knowledge of the decision says Mississippi State has hired Washington State's Mike Leach as its new head coach.  The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, because the school has not yet officially announced the move. Leach will replace Joe Moorhead, who was fired last week after two seasons. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Mississippi State hires Mike Leach away from Washington St

Jan. 9, 2020 4:16 PM EST

The pirate is heading to Starkvegas. Mississippi State hired Washington State's Mike Leach as its new head coach Thursday, bringing one of the nation's quirkiest and most successful coaches from the Pac-12 to the Southeastern Conference. Leach will replace Joe Moorhead, fired last week after two seasons....