Thanksgiving is supposed to be a quiet news day.
But two respected journalists — Pete Thamel of Yahoo and Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated — are reporting Dave Aranda has told Baylor he intends to remain as head coach.
Now people can always change their minds but if Aranda stays at Baylor it will be crushing to the media fanboys who have maintained he was the favorite to land the job.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports reported Luke Fickell is staying at Cincinnati because recruits are being told that seems shakier. Recruits are always told a coach is staying.
But all of this has to be good news for Iowa State coach Matt Campbell, who would be the next logical choice.
Some of us were pushing Campbell back in 2019. Imagine how much better off USC would be today if it had hired Campbell two years ago.
Source tells @YahooSports that Baylor plans to put together a contract extension for coach Dave Aranda in the upcoming weeks. Aranda has made clear — below and otherwise — that he plans to stay at Baylor in this coaching cycle. https://t.co/RH5TeCdYQq— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 25, 2021