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Baylor hires former Wake coach Grobe; AD McCaw resigns

Scrambling to find a coach to lead its football program through a tumultuous time, Baylor hired a man known for turnarounds and integrity.

Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe will replace Art Briles, Baylor announced Monday. Grobe was named acting coach, with no mention of how long of a contract he will receive.

A little more than an hour after Grobe's hiring was made official, Baylor announced that athletic director Ian McCaw had resigned, severing another tie with the sexual-assault scandal that has tarnished the school's reputation.

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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."