by Steve Habel, The Sports Xchange
Baylor coach Matt Ruhle said Tuesday that the Bears will not run from the past but learn from it as a new regime takes hold in Waco after two seasons of strife surrounding a sexual-assault scandal at the university and investigations that continue into the school’s football program.
“At the end of the day, I don’t know everything that happened, but I just know something happened that was wrong,” said Ruhle, who was hired away from Temple to replace interim coach Jim Grobe in December after the May 2016 firing of Art Briles.
“We’re truly committed to getting the wrongs of the past corrected and to a bright new future,” Ruhle added. “Together, we are committed to our continued cooperation with external and internal reviews of past conduct.”
The Bears were 7-6 in 2016 and will be without key players from a year ago, including at quarterback, wide receiver, running back, the secondary and the offensive line. He does not come from an Air Raid background and will face a transition year not only in players but in offensive attack.