Jim Grobe's reported $1.25 million salary as Baylor interim coach ranks as the eighth-highest in the Big 12, ahead of Iowa State's Matt Campbell and Kansas' David Beaty.
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Here are teams in each conference moving in the right direction and those which struggled this summer.
Answering reader questions about Big 12 expansion candidates and more.
Heather Dinich ESPN Staff Writer
At some point, Baylor coach Jim Grobe will start focusing on football again, but said this week it's a delicate balance. "Certainly I want to get on football as much as possible, but I think we have to be very sensitive to what's happened in the past -- especially the victims -- and try to make sure going forward that we don't waste these teaching opportunities and we learn from past mistakes."
A look at some of the best moments, quotes and images during Big 12 media days.
Baylor coach Jim Grobe dishes on challenges that come with his new role, keeping the team's coaching staff together, his approach to planning for games and Jarrett Stidham's departure.
In today's roundtable, we discuss takeaways from Big 12 media days and thoughts on the conference's decision to move toward expansion.
Baylor coach Jim Grobe chats with Ivan Maisel about bringing continuity to the systems in place by Art Briles, raising morale, improving the image of the program going forward and his expectations for the 2016 season.
Baylor coach Jim Grobe said that if schools could share information and put together similar policies, it would help them handle situations such as sexual assault scandals.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Baylor coach Jim Grobe on living in the moment: "From a football perspective, I have my total focus on helping the players play their best this season, and I don't have any ambitions beyond that. I had a good career, I'm in really good health. It's a one-shot deal. Take our best shot now."
Who has the Big 12's best helmets? Where should the league championship game be played? Players weigh in on that and more in our players' poll.
A grand jury in Waco, Texas, indicted former Baylor All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman on charges of second-degree felony sexual assault.
David Boren, chairman of the Big 12 board of directors, said conference expansion by both two schools and four schools will be on the table.
Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia take the stage Tuesday at Big 12 media days.
The Big 12 is satisfied that Baylor is being transparent about its sexual assault crisis, and that the school is committed to being Title IX compliant, top conference officials said Tuesday.
Baylor's Seth Russell and Ryan Reid spoke to reporters Tuesday during Big 12 media days and said the team is trying to move forward from a sexual assault scandal and coaching change.
Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said new teams could be added to league by 2017. Welcome to the next wave of conference realignment
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Big 12 board chair David Boren's statement on Baylor: "The details provided today are a necessary step in helping the entire membership gain a better understanding of the past actions and how the university plans to deal with all the issues identified in the Pepper Hamilton findings. We were assured of the university's commitment to keep the conference appraised going forward. My Board colleagues and I sincerely appreciate the leadership of interim president Garland during this period, and support his efforts for absolute compliance. We were pleased by the commitment made by their regent's chairman, Mr. Murff, to support appropriate institutional control going forward, and to assure full Title IX compliance."
Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer
The Big 12 (really 10) announced it's going to explore adding as many as four teams through expansion. The league's board of directors has authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to solicit interest from potential candidates. Among the schools that might be considered potential candidates: Boise State, BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston, Memphis, UCF and USF. Bowlsby said the Big 12 board "saw the path forward clearly and has taken steps. We need to look at it logistically and put a plan together."
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
A more low-key afternoon session of interviews at Big 12 media days for Baylor's Jim Grobe, who says he remains impressed with the Bears' incoming freshmen. "So much has been made of the decommitments," Grobe said, "but this is a really, really talented class."
New Baylor coach Jim Grobe defended the program, saying that a few bad people caused problems and the school doesn't have a culture of bad behavior.
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