Word began to circulate within the coaching community today that Baylor was close to a hire.
After plenty of discussions over the past few days, word was Baylor seems to know who they want.
Word initially was that Justin Fuente was the target; however, several coaches pointed out that Fuente was in the process of hiring coaches to work with him at Virginia Tech and that would indicate he was locked in at Virginia Tech.
However, this evening Pete Thamel has tweeted that Baylor appears to be targeting Fuente (see tweet below).
In addition to Fuente, sources tell FootballScoop Billy Napier interviewed today and Mack Rhoades was interested in speaking with LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as well. Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson and current Baylor assistant Joey McGuire are also believed to be candidates.
A hire “feels imminent” several industry sources told FootballScoop today.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching job information.
News: Baylor is targeting Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente as next coach and is planning an in person interview in next 24 hours, multiple sources tell @YahooSports. Fuente is considered leading candidate.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 15, 2020