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AP Source: Baylor will hire former Wake coach Grobe

Baylor will hire former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to lead its football program this season, a person involved in the decision tells The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because a deal between Grobe and the school was still being finalized.

Baylor is scrambling to replace Art Briles, who was let go last week after the release of a report commissioned by the school that accused the successful coach of not responding to or inappropriately handling allegations of sexual assault and violence by members of his team over the last few years.

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Confident Allen settling in as starting QB for Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Austin Allen has been in this situation before, taking over at quarterback following the graduation of his older brother, Brandon.

The last time the younger Allen did so, he led Fayetteville High School to back-to-back state championships.

It's a scenario Arkansas' coaches would love nothing more than to see repeat itself on the collegiate level over the next two seasons, particularly after naming Austin Allen the Razorbacks starting quarterback this spring.

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Clemson's Seth Beer gaining attention with stellar season

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Forget the long home runs, the walk-off hits or Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson Tweeting in amazement about outfielder Seth Beer's stellar freshman season. Beer's father said his son's most eye-popping moment came as an 8-year-old when he deftly swiped a loose tooth from younger sister Savannah's mouth.

"Just reached in and snatched it out. We couldn't believe it," a still awed Michael Beer told The Associated Press. "To me, that's the legend of Seth Beer."