Baylor University hires Dave Aranda as head coach to replace Matt Rhule

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 19: LSU Tigers defensive coordinator Dave Aranda at the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs on October 19, 2019 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswi

Baylor University has named LSU Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda as their new head football coach.

Matt Rhule, head coach for the past three seasons, was recently hired by the Carolina Panthers. 

Aranda heads to Waco after four seasons as associate head coach and defensive coordinator at LSU, including a 2020 National Championship and a 2019 SEC Championship. Widely considered one of the top defensive minds in all of football, Aranda has a track record of producing NFL-ready players.