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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...

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...

Former Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule speaks to reporters outside his home Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020, in Waco, Texas.  According to a person familiar with the situation, the Carolina Panthers are completing a contract to hire Baylor's Matt Rhule as their coach. The Panthers have not spoken publicly about the coaching search. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Rhule successor at Baylor will start in different situation

Jan. 7, 2020 8:59 PM EST

Baylor's next coach will take over a better and much different situation than Matt Rhule did just over three years ago. The Big 12 team, which went from 11 losses to 11 wins two seasons later, is now searching for that coach after Rhule was hired Tuesday by the NFL's Carolina Panthers on Tuesday....

Georgia wide receiver George Pickens makes a catch over Baylor safety Grayland Arnold during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in New Orleans. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Pickens leads No. 5 Georgia past No. 8 Baylor in Sugar Bowl

Jan. 2, 2020 2:21 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Georgia freshman receiver George Pickens left behind his regrettable ending to the regular season and put the rest of college football on notice that he will be an exceedingly tough cover in 2020. Pickens caught 12 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown, and No. 5 Georgia defeated...

Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer warms up before an NCAA college football game against OKlahoma at the Big 12 Conference championship, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

No. 5 Georgia, No. 8 Baylor talk motivation for Sugar Bowl

Dec. 31, 2019 8:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer figures that suffering through 11 losses two seasons has given him a healthy perspective as the Bears prepare for their Sugar Bowl showdown against established SEC power Georgia. “I've gotten to be here over this three-year transition. Obviously,...

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, right, and Baylor head coach Matt Rhule shake hands as they pose with the trophy during a Sugar Bowl NCAA college news conference in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. The two teams meet on New Year's Day. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

No. 8 Baylor eyes landmark Sugar Bowl win vs. No. 5 Georgia

Dec. 31, 2019 12:51 PM EST

Sugar Bowl: No. 5 Georgia (11-2) at No. 8 Baylor (11-2), Wednesday at 8:50 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Georgia by 5. Series record: Georgia leads 4-0 . WHAT'S AT STAKE Georgia gives itself a chance to finish in the top five with a win and redeem itself for a 28-21 loss to Texas in the previous Sugar Bowl. Baylor goes...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 1993, file photo, Iowa football coach Hayden Fry is carried off the field after his team defeated Minnesota in an NCAA college football game, giving him his 200th career victory in Iowa City, Iowa. Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He was 90. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Hayden Fry, Texan who turned around Iowa, dies at 90

Dec. 18, 2019 12:42 AM EST

Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90. Fry's family announced through the University of Iowa that the former coach died Tuesday with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer. He had been living...

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...

Baylor head coach Scott Drew argues a foul call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Butler trip to Baylor highlights Top 25 college hoops slate

Dec. 10, 2019 3:11 AM EST

Butler's trip to Baylor this week probably wouldn't have mentioned a merit when a list of intriguing nonconference matchups was generated before the college basketball season tipped off. Now, their game Tuesday night might well deserve top billing. The No. 18 Bulldogs, who finished with a losing record last...