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Baylor Confirms Hire of Mack Rhoades as New Athletic Director

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A couple of hours after the cat was out of the bag, Baylor confirmed that the former Tiger is now a Bear.

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Folks, we have a new Athletic Director.

From Baylor's release:

"The past year has taught me a great deal about who I am as a person and as a leader. I am very grateful to the people I’ve worked with and come to know throughout the state of Missouri. The experience has helped galvanized a commitment to my core values and to the values I want to infuse into an athletics program," said Rhoades. "I look forward to the opportunity to join Baylor University at this important time in its history. I am excited to support and develop programs of the highest caliber, in facilities that are second to none, alongside coaches who are among the best in the industry, all grounded in a Christian tradition and committed to academic excellence."

Now that Baylor Athletics has a new leader, the true search for our next Head Football Coach will likely begin in earnest.  I'm excited to see where this era leads.

Welcome to Baylor, Mr. Rhoades!