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The Baylor Lariat: Baylor baseball falls to Horned Frogs in Big 12 Tournament elimination game
Baylor baseball will be leaving Bricktown Ballpark empty handed this year as they fell 5-2 to the TCU Horned Frogs in a suspended elimination game of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament.
After seven innings on Friday night, the Bears found themselves trailing by three runs, but a rain delay kept their hopes of catching up alive. Game play resumed at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning with redshirt sophomore Daniel Caruso sending the Frogs down in order in the top of the eighth and senior closer Kyle Hill continuing his scoreless inning streak with a 1-2-3 ninth. But Baylor's offense couldn't produce, snapping a seven-game win streak against TCU.
Dallas Morning News: National reaction: Is Mount Vernon's hiring of Former Baylor head coach Art Briles the right move?
FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles yells from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate." Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor.
Dallas Morning News: Inside Art Briles' latest coaching stop, an Italian football team that plays in front of a couple hundred fans
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Art Briles poses at his desk in a cramped office.
FLORENCE, Italy -- They don't hear many Texas accents in this part of the world. Even when Art Briles speaks English, Italians who speak English tell him to slow down. His Italian? Well, does "pasta" count?
"I've got enough double language with football to worry about ordering a cup of coffee," he said.
Briles was sitting in his no-frills office Friday night, the day before he started the attempted resurrection of his poleaxed coaching career. Three years after Baylor fired him over his handling of rape allegations involving football players, Briles has resurfaced in a city famous for, ironically, another Renaissance.
Dallas Morning News: Art Briles is back in Texas, this time in high school as Mount Vernon's new head coach
Nearly three years to the day after being fired at Baylor following a sexual assault scandal involving the football program, Art Briles is back coaching in Texas.
In a press release Friday evening ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, Mount Vernon High School announced that Briles had received a two-year contract from the ISD board of Trustees and will coach the football team this fall. During a Skype session with Briles, who is currently coaching club football in Italy, and current Mount Vernon players and fans, superintendent of schools Jason McCullough said the school board voted 7-0 to hire Briles.
Dallas Morning News: Ex-Baylor football head coach Art Briles hired by Mount Vernon High School
Former Baylor football head coach Art Briles is returning to the head coaching scene in Texas.
Briles was announced as the new head coach of Mount Vernon High School Friday evening, per a release from Mount Vernon ISD.
"We are pleased to welcome Coach Briles back home to Texas," Mount Vernon ISD superintendent Jason McCullough said in a statement. "He brings with him a wealth of not only football experience but also life experience. He is passionate about investing in the lives of young people and helping them to succeed both on the field and in life.
Dallas Morning News: Baylor roster rankings Nos. 10-6: This dependable receiver is primed to be the Bears' new No. 2 option
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Texada had a breakout 2018 season for the Bears, racking up 32 tackles, six passes defended and a team-high 2 interceptions. If he continues his current trajectory, 2019 should be another solid year for Texada.9. Niadre Zouzoua / Jr. / DE
Zouzoua fills an immediate need for the Bears up front to help compensate for the losses of Ira Lewis and Greg Roberts. Although he's a newcomer to Baylor, he's seasoned at his position. As a junior college transfer from Monroe College, Zouzoua posted 24 tackles, six tackles for a loss, five sacks and one forced fumble in 2018.
Dallas Morning News: Baylor roster rankings Nos. 15-11: How this third-string running back was quietly one of the Bears' key offensive weapons
Spring football has passed and the 2019 season is nearly three months away.
With that in mind, we're ranking the best players on Baylor's roster. Here are Nos. 15-11.No. 15 Josh Fleeks / So. / WR
Fleeks didn't see the field much in his freshman season, hauling in 14 catches for 126 yards. Fleeks has plenty of room for growth and should see more passes thrown his way in 2019.No. 14 Marques Jones / Sr. / WR
Jones is coming off his most productive season at Baylor, hauling in 21 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.
Dallas Morning News: A closer look at updated Big 12 team recruiting rankings
The spring evaluation period is coming to an end, which means it's a perfect time to take an early look at recruiting rankings.
Here is where things stand based on Rivals.com's team rankings. Note: Number of commits are in parenthesis.
1. Oklahoma (8) -- The Sooners hold eight commitments, and all but two from D-FW. OU did a tremendous job in the area last cycle and is pulling some of the best talent in this year's class. Five-star Aledo running back Jase McClellan is the star of the group, but four-star Keller Central athlete DJ Graham is a stud, and Frisco Reedy offensive lineman Nate Anderson was a huge addition.
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Dallas Morning News: 5 key issues for Baylor heading into fall camp: Finding a replacement for Jalen Hurd; filling voids on the defensive line
Spring football has come and gone. Here are five issues facing Baylor with fall camp on the horizon:Replacing Jalen Hurd
While Denzel Mims is the most capable of replacing Jalen Hurd's production from last season, the Bears need to use fall camp to ensure he can do so.
He showed potential through the last two seasons, totaling 1,881 yards over the last two seasons. However, he had a knack for dropping passes in pivotal moments.Figuring out the RB depth chart
Baylor has to decide who will start at running back between John Lovett and JaMycal Hasty.
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Dallas Morning News: 5 breakout candidates for Baylor this fall: Why this Bears' receiver could be due for a big 2019 season
Baylor got to see some of its future stars this spring, but who will break out this fall?
Here is a look at 5 Baylor players who could break out this fall:Niadre Zouzoua, DE
Zouzoua joined Baylor as a junior college transfer from Monroe College after posting 24 tackles, six tackles for a loss, five sacks and one forced fumble in 2018. He fills an immediate need for the Bears up front following the departures of Greg Roberts and Ira Lewis, who combined for 11.5 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks last season.
Baylor emphasized bolstering its defensive line with its 2019 recruiting class by adding eight total defensive linemen.
Dallas Morning News: Former Baylor QB Jalan McClendon signs with Baltimore Ravens as undrafted free agent
Another Baylor player has been signed as an NFL undrafted free agent.
The Baltimore Ravens announced on Monday that they signed former Baylor quarterback Jalan McClendon after his tryout with the team. He joins a roster with fellow ex-Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
McClendon, a graduate transfer from North Carolina State, lost the quarterback battle to Charlie Brewer last season. McClendon completed 60% of his passes for 715 yards in limited action last season.
McClendon is now the fifth Baylor player to sign with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent.
See the full list of Baylor players to sign as undrafted free agents here.
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