The Big 12 meetings begin today with interim president David Garland representing Baylor. Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News believes at least six schools, and possibly eight support expansion, but he cautions:
Just don't expect any major decisions on expansion, a football title game and a conference TV network by the time the Big 12's presidents adjourn Friday in Las Colinas. Still, the tantalizing possibility of anything definitive has resulted in about 35 media credentials, including interest from potential expansion outposts like Memphis, Cincinnati, Orlando (Central Florida) and Salt Lake City (near BYU).
Phillip Erickson of the Waco-Tribune Herald reports on the timeline for hiring an athletic director:
An interim president and an acting athletics director will represent Baylor University at Big 12 meetings in Dallas this week, only days after the school’s president, athletics director and head football coach left their posts amid a sexual assault scandal.Interim President David Garland and Deputy Athletics Director Todd Patulski are attending the meetings, which last from Tuesday to Friday. An interim athletics director has not been named, and there is no timeline for finding one, Baylor spokeswoman Lori Fogleman said.
Lauren Cox, chronicled making the U18 team:
Heather Dinich of ESPN praised Baylor's hiring of Jim Grobe, and shared this story from his time at Wake Forrest:
Former Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry was a redshirt junior in 2007 when he made the unfortunate decision to skip his sociology research methods class the same week the Demon Deacons were facing a gritty Paul Johnson-coached Navy team in Annapolis.
Jim Grobe suspended Curry -- his best player and a Butkus Award winner -- for the first quarter. "Instead of showing favoritism," said Curry, "what mattered most was the culture in the locker room and sending the message he was trying to get across."
Sactown Royalty, SB Nation's Sacramento King's website liked the signing of Quincy Acy in a discussion of the Kings season. I'll be honest, I just posted that to justify posting this:
In non-Baylor news:
Joe Posnanski of NBC has a wonderful story about life and his journey to see "Hamilton."
"Roots" began this week on the History channel. At history.com, each episode is available for free.
Jim Harbaugh and Nick Saban are fighting over satellite camps.