BAYLOR WILL WELCOME 24th HEAD COACH

Baylor, taking a cue from Texas A&M, pulled the second coach from the SEC and ticketed Guy Morris, formerly of the SEC Kentucky Wildcats to be their 24th football head coach. The hire will return two former Baylor coaches to roam the Baylor Bears' Den. John Goodner who coached at Baylor under Grant Teaff from 1982-1992, was Morriss' defensive coordinator at Kentucky and will most likely fill the same role at Baylor. His son-in-law, Chris Lancaster, who coached under Chuck Reedy, also returns.

The press conference that will introduce Coach Morriss to the Baylor faithful will be held at noon tomorrow. The press conference will also be available via a live feed through the internet, says Baylor's head of internet services, Randy Woodruff. Randy says to go to the front page at www.baylor.edu and look for instructions.

Guy Morriss, comes to Baylor from the Kentucky Wildcats, where he took over as head coach after his predacessor, Hal Mumme was terminated. Actually, it was the players on the Wildcats' football team who were instrumental in Coach Morriss being made head coach, as they let it be known he was their choice. The going was pretty rough that first year as the team struggled to a 2-9 record, but 2002 saw it turn around as the team progressed to 7-5, which if not for an "extreme" last play of the game against LSU, would have been 8-4. The Wildcats would be going to a bowl, save for the NCAA sanctions placed on Kentucky after the 2000 season.

It is generally expected that all, if not most of Morriss' staff from Kentucky will accompany him to Baylor. Coach Morriss is taking today to adress the Kentucky Wilcat football team before heading for Waco. Much has been made of the class of Guy Morriss and this is just one example.


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