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Steele makes right move, but Baylor didn't

Updated: November 7, 2002, 4:54 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Baylor athletic director Tom Stanton fired football coach Kevin Steele on Sunday afternoon, then returned a half-hour later to ask him to coach the last three games of the season. We'll get to Stanton's skills of persuasion another time, but Steele had all but decided to walk out the door and go home.

"Nothing about me wanted to (stay)," he said.

Then Steele called Tom Osborne, for whom Steele had been an assistant for six seasons at Nebraska. The congressman characteristically ...

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