December 09, 2002

Baylor will be hiring Guy Morriss as its head football coach, passing up the chance to nab Hayden Fry. "Frankly, it's hard to imagine getting to this point and not hiring coach Hayden Fry," Waco Tribune-Herald sports editor Kim Gorum wrote before the decision. "It's obvious to football people everywhere. One Division I-A head coach, talking this week to a friend he'd coached with at Texas in the 90s, was shocked to hear that Fry was pursuing the Baylor job. 'Why in the world wouldn't they hire him?' he asked."

posted by rcade to football at 10:35 PM - 1 comment

I still don't understand why they didn't make a run at R.C. Slocum. Would Fry have been a better choice than Morriss? We may never know. That Waco Trib article paints a pretty convincing picture though. From the article: Reasons to go with Fry: He's a good friend of Willie Nelson's. On second thought, forget that. Why? Willie went to Baylor for spell! Be proud of it! Anyways. I'm sick of Baylor football. For them to blow $1 million on any coach that can't do better than 3-9 is horrible. I hope that Morriss can turn it around, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Get rid of the AD first. sincerely, BU Grad '01.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:22 AM on December 10, 2002

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