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Old 05-25-2016, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Originally Posted by SouthernTiger099 View Post
Here's a statement from Baylor on the reports of Ken Starr being fired:
- this reporter's source from Baylor said this to him prior to the BOR's statement:


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From ABC affiliate anchor in WACO KXXV
Bruce Gietzen 25
58 mins ·
Been digging all afternoon on the Ken Starr / Baylor firing story, and a source just told me, "The blogs and internet are not correct. The proper information will be presented at the proper time. The situation is very fluid and changes repeatedly. Everything is being analyzed and criticized. The Baylor Board of Regents will do the right thing - what is best for Baylor University."
School sent out a statement saying they expect an announcement on the investigation by June 3.

 
Old 05-25-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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The BOR fired the guy farthest from the scandal. Yes, he was the head guy, but Briles, the AD, and the Title IX compliance officer were on the front line of the do nothings.
All they are doing by dumping Starr & making him the fall guy is testing the reactions, then delaying any official statements until a June 3rd Friday news dump
- when school is out and families are embarking on their vacations. The last thing they want to do is fire the guy who was most directly responsible for the inaction dealing with the criminals.

In today's statement they mentioned doing "what is best for the university". No mention of the 15 rape/assault victims.


The Baylor BOR is as tone deaf as Briles.


This is exactly what Baylor is doing. They're trying to see if they can get away with keeping their coach and AD by making Starr the scapegoat, although he's clearly culpable too on some level.

I think Baylor will find that this is not enough to quell the firestorm. Baylor will have to prove Turtle-Face's (Briles) and the AD's innocence before this goes away. Right now most reasonable people wonder how the person closest to the players (the football coach) could know the least about their situations and/or offenses. It is a reasonable assumption, and one that the Baylor Brass must answer thoroughly if this is going to be put to rest.

If not firing the AD/Brile's is an option then Baylor should impose some stiff self-sanctions like limiting scholarships, and removing post-season play for a couple of years.

It would be awesome if the rest of the Big XII got together and refused to play Baylor until some stiffer consequences are levied, whether by the school or outside of the school (NCAA?...yeh right. Big XII Commissionar...yeh right.) Either way, it's not enough yet.

In a perfect world, we could go back to 1996 and Baptist U. would have never made it into the Big XII. A religious based school (which is the most wicked!) has no business being in a conference with large state universities (that goes for Texas Christian too). Wish Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tech, and Tejas would leave Baylor in the dust and join the PAC.
 
Old 05-25-2016, 03:51 PM
 
Location: League City
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Baylor is in the Big 12 due to politics and not necessarily merit. Ann Richards... Bob Bullock... Both have a certain Baptist university on their resume.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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Starr says he remains Baylor

As if i couldn't dislike Baylor anymore than i already do.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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Wow.



Dallas Morning News is also reporting this.

It must have been a tough decision for Baylor, but it was the right thing to do.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Took them long enough - this has been going on for several years - but as you said, they finally did the right thing. Hopefully the university will make proper overtures to the victims they had spurned for so long.
Now it'll be interesting to see who they hire to replace Briles - plenty of good coaches to choose from. Bet they go after Tom Herman, but I'd like to see Mike Leach get back in the Big XII.


 
Old 05-26-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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Took them long enough - this has been going on for several years - but as you said, they finally did the right thing. Hopefully the university will make proper overtures to the victims they had spurned for so long.
Now it'll be interesting to see who they hire to replace Briles - plenty of good coaches to choose from. Bet they go after Tom Herman, but I'd like to see Mike Leach get back in the Big XII.

Yeah, that's also the big question as well. Who will they hire to replace him?

This is going to be one hell of a 30 for 30.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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I bet this happens much more than people would like to admit
Football players are treated like untouchable God's and at some point that goes to their head.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I bet this happens much more than people would like to admit
Football players are treated like untouchable God's and at some point that goes to their head.
Yes, it happens in most big programs, but the crux of the matter is how it is treated & handled. No coach can control everything his players do, but he is judged by what he does about transgressions. This is why Briles was fired:





That is downright disgusting, and may be criminal under Texas law for failure to report it to law enforcement authorities. Of course in Waco PD's case, that corrupt department apparently chose to hide some of the documentation from the media.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 12:12 PM
 
Location: League City
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I bet this happens much more than people would like to admit
Football players are treated like untouchable God's and at some point that goes to their head.
Without a doubt. See Florida State.

Tom Herman to Baylor would be a lateral move at best. That's before taking into consideration the scandal he would have to deal with.
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