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Baylor AD Mack Rhoades indicated that HC Matt Rhule has not determined which -- if any -- current assistant coaches will remain on staff.

Rhule was announced as Baylor's head coach earlier on Tuesday, but his future staff remains an unknown. Said Rhoades, "I don't know [on the assistants] at this point in time. There's certainly options there. Coach Rhule has a relationship with a couple of [the current ones]. He's going to make decisions that are best for Baylor." His choices here are going to be crucial in determining whether the Bears are going to continue with the high-flying ways pioneered by former HC Art Briles and current OC Kendal Briles. Those assistants will also be paramount to Baylor's recruiting efforts, particularly in the state of Texas.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 6 - 6:14 PM

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that Baylor HC Matt Rhule's contract will run seven years.

There is no guarantee that Rhule lives out all seven years of that contract -- coaching is a dangerous business -- but it is set to run through the 2023 season. His Temple teams have posted a combined record of 20-7 over the last two seasons. He will have his work cut out for him in the short term: With National Signing Day less than two months away, Baylor has all of one 2017 commitment under their belt. It isn't out of the question that he could try to lure some of his previous Temple commitments over to the Bears' side of the ledger.
Dec 6 - 5:57 PM

Baylor hired Temple HC Matt Rhule to replace interim HC Jim Grobe.

FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman broke the news Tuesday morning. Rhule's hiring is official, now, complete with statements from the relevant parties. Said AD Mack Rhoades, "When we set out on our search for a new leader of our football program, we wanted a coach who shared our values, who had demonstrated success, who showed a true commitment to the overall student-athlete and who we believed could lead Baylor to a national championship." For his part, Rhule said that he was "truly honored and humbled" to be accepting the job. In his four seasons at Temple, Rhule led his boys to a 28-23 record. He has done fantastic work over the past two seasons, both of the 10-win variety. Perhaps the most problematic aspect of Rhule's hiring is that he does not have any true recruiting presence in the state of Texas. The proper assistant hirings would help him in that arena.
Dec 6 - 12:36 PM

Temple head coach Matt Rhule is taking the same position at Baylor, according to Bruce Feldman.

We wondered where the Rhule buzz went from a year ago, and now we know. Baylor has been connected with many names over the last month, but not once did we see Rhule's name pop up. Rhule, a former Penn State linebacker, has only one head coaching job under his belt (Temple) from 2013 until now. He has not coached any lower than North Carolina and especially not in Texas, so Rhule's recruiting might get interesting with pipelines already in place. Hiring some assistants close to Texas or with ties to the state is likely part of the plan.
Dec 6 - 11:38 AM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon caught five passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss at West Virginia.

Cannon rolls into bowl season on something of a roll, snagging 33 balls for over 400 yards and five scores across the past four games. Overall, Cannon has 73 catches for 989 yards and 11 touchdowns. The floundering 6-6 Baylor Bears now await their bowl assignment.
Dec 4 - 12:02 PM

Baylor sophomore WR Ishmael Zamora caught eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 24-21 loss to West Virginia.

Zamora hauled in a 43-yard touchdown pass in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter to draw Baylor to within 24-21, but they would not score again in the contest. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound sophomore has been hot of late, catching 20 passes for 257 yards and a pair of scores these past two weekends.
Dec 3 - 7:41 PM

Baylor freshman QB Zach Smith completed 15-of-31 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 24-21 loss to West Virginia.

Baylor held a 14-10 lead at halftime, but West Virginia would score twice in the second half to take the lead. Smith hooked up with Ishmael Zamora on a beautiful 43-yard strike down the left sideline with 2:50 remaining in the contest to pull the Bears to within 24-21, but he would fumble on a potential game-tying/game-winning drive with under a minute remaining to officially erase any chance of a late comeback win. The loss was Baylor's sixth in a row. In four starts this season, Smith has thrown nine touchdowns against six interceptions.
Dec 3 - 7:31 PM

Baylor redshirt sophomore RB Terence Williams (knee) is questionable for this weekend’s game against West Virginia.

He suffered the injury a few weeks ago against Oklahoma and isn't out of the woods yet. Williams, a former national top-300 recruit, ran for 556 yards in nine games as redshirt freshman in 2015. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder has 855 yards and 10 scores this year.
Source: Fansided
Dec 2 - 3:28 PM

Baylor C Kyle Fuller accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder is a two-time All-Big 12 honoree a three-year starter. Last season, Fuller was named second-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press. This summer, he found his name on the Rimington Trophy watch list.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 1 - 4:51 PM

Baylor sophomore WR Ishmael Zamora caught 12 balls for 155 yards and a touchdown in last Friday's loss to Texas Tech.

The Bears' offense looked fine -- Terence Williams had 147 rushing yards and KD Cannon had a 12-132-2 line -- but Baylor was undone by Pat Mahomes' 586 passing yards. Zamora caught six balls or more in all four November games. We'll see how he does in a new month, as Baylor gets West Virginia on Saturday, a few days after the calendar flips.
Nov 30 - 1:34 PM

Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham is visiting Auburn on Tuesday.

Stidham has been linked to Auburn, Florida and Texas A&M. He spent one season at Baylor before leaving prior to the season following the issues in the Baylor athletic department followed by the firing of Art Briles. Stidham sat out the 2016 season in terms of the FBS level, so he might be eligible to play immediately for whatever program picks him up. He hopes to make that decision this winter.
Nov 29 - 12:11 PM

Baylor redshirt freshman WR Blake Lynch will not play in Baylor's bowl game due to a broken finger.

Lynch broke his finger in Friday's loss to Texas Tech. Per interim HC Jim Grobe, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound wideout has already undergone surgery to repair the injury. Lynch -- ESPN 300's No. 185 recruit for the 2015 cycle -- finishes up his redshirt freshman campaign having caught 34 passes for 404 yards and three touchdowns.
Nov 28 - 4:23 PM

Baylor interim head coach Jim Grobe says he doesn’t plan to coach again after this season.

You do get this sense in watching the listless Bears, a team led by a staff that appeared to check out amidst all the drama roughly six weeks ago. Grobe may be wondering why he agreed to take the thankless one-year caretaker job following Art Briles' ouster. Baylor is no-doubt wondering why it couldn't find a coach willing to remain interested through the end of the season.
Nov 28 - 3:35 PM

Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham and Florida have been in contact, according to 247 Sports' Luke Stampini.

Stidham has also been in contact with Auburn and Texas A&M and will likely make his decision in December in order to enroll in January. The former coveted recruit left Baylor during the summer. Florida lost their top quarterback Will Grier to transfer following a suspension and Luke Del Rio started in his place this year before being injured.
Source: 247 Sports
Nov 28 - 11:11 AM

Baylor redshirt sophomore RB Terence Williams (knee) rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in Friday's loss to Texas Tech.

Williams dinged up his knee against Oklahoma two weekends ago and sat out last Saturday's blowout loss to Iowa State. If he was feeling any ill effects from that injury, it didn't show on the field during Friday's loss. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder averaged 6.39 YPC with a long run of 57 yards. This was Williams' third 100-yard showing this season. Baylor houses a three-headed monster at running back, but Williams' metaphorical monster head proved to be the largest on Friday, as he received 23 carries to JaMycal Hasty's 14 and Shock Linwood's eight.
Nov 25 - 10:38 PM


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