Friday, November 23, 2007

Baylor and Singletary: What Happened?

The stunning news that Mike Singletary, left, will not be the next Baylor coach could mean that the Bears have already found their man.

Is that man Houston Nutt?

Message boards are ablaze with the juicy rumor that Nutt is headed to Waco, and the Arkansas coach will likely be asked about the possibility at some point Friday when his team finishes the regular season at No. 1 Louisiana State.

As for Singletary, the reports were that he told Baylor he was no longer interested. But Jerry Hill of the Waco Tribune-Herald, who broke the story earlier in the week that Singletary had met with Bear athletic director Ian McCaw, suggests otherwise.

An anonymous source close to the NFL Hall of Famer and San Francisco 49er assistant said the former Baylor linebacker never "took his name out of consideration."

Singletary reportedly said that "Baylor chose to go in another direction."

Other names being tossed about are Houston's Art Briles, Texas Christian's Gary Patterson, former Kansas and Minnesota coach Glen Mason and Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Larry Fedora.

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