Earlier this week, news broke that the Baylor Bears had hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to serve as the program’s interim head coach for the 2016 college football season after firing Art Briles.
While Grobe will take over for the time being, there is a prominent Baylor alum who is reportedly very interested in taking the job for the long-term.
Per Baylor247, former NFL head coach Mike Singletary has had “casual conversations” about the job. Singletary told TMZ Sports that he still believes in the program and has faith in them moving forward.
“I believe in Baylor,” Singletary said. “I believe in the school. Right now they just have to put the right leadership in place. Baylor can do great things. There just have to be critical decisions made in the leadership that’s appointed. Make sure every step is a solid one. Put certain guys in place and move forward. But I know it can be a great institution.”
Singletary’s son is a freshman walk-on for the Bears, which only adds to the strong connections he has with Baylor.
Whether Singletary ever receives the job offer remains to be seen, but it will all come down to how well Grobe is able to lead the team through its adversity.