Dave Aranda is reportedly Baylor’s guy.
Just a few hours after reports surfaced that Aranda was the leading candidate to land the head coaching job at Baylor, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported that Aranda is expected to be named the next leader of the program. This comes after spending four seasons at LSU as the defensive coordinator.
This would be Aranda’s first head coaching job.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 16, 2020
Before becoming the defensive coordinator at LSU, Aranda was the defensive coordinator at Wisconsin from 2013-15. He also coached the inside linebackers while with the Badgers.
Aranda has also had stops at Hawaii and Utah State.
Aranda coached an LSU defense that helped the Tigers finish the season with a perfect 15-0 record, an SEC title and a national championship. LSU’s defense held Clemson’s offense — one of the highest-scoring teams in the country — to just 25 points in Monday night’s championship game.
The Baylor job became available after Matt Rhule was named the head coach of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. The Bears finished the 2019 season with an 11-3 record.