WACO, Texas (AP) Dave Aranda will make his delayed debut as Baylor's coach in a quickly arranged and unexpected reunion of old Southwest Conference rivals.
Baylor and Houston open their pandemic-altered seasons Saturday with their first meeting since the SWC's final season in 1995. It comes only a week after the game was scheduled between the schools fewer than 200 miles apart that suddenly needed to replace other opponents.
"We're fortunate to have a game, and I'm fortunate to be around great people that do whatever they can to make things work," said Aranda, the defensive coordinator last season for LSU's 15-0 national championship team. "Just understanding the time that we're in, and the circumstance and the adaptability of it is just crazy."