After the whirlwind of troubling news surrounding the Baylor Bears football program, the university turned to Jim Grobe, who will lead the team as interim head coach in place of Art Briles.
Grobe understands that he has a tough task at hand, trying to restore glory and respect to the program, so he wants everyone to focus on character.
That was obviously lacking under the previous regime, which turned a blind eye to several sexual assault allegations against former players, but Grobe made it very clear that winning should not be the top priority of his team.
“I’ve had a chance in this short amount of time to realize we have a great group of kids and a coaching staff that really cares about the kids,” Grobe said, via NFL.com. “Winning is very, very important, but not at the expense of character and integrity.
“Baylor’s priorities are being realigned to ensure that they are in order. The No. 1 priority here is to make sure that all students live in a safe and caring environment.”
It will be difficult for Grobe to completely change the culture of the program as the interim head coach when all of the assistants of old remain in place, but it’s nice to see that he seems genuinely motivated to give it a shot.
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