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Why did Matt Rhule take the Baylor job?

Matt Rhule faced the question every successful Group of 5 coach has to answer: If a Power 5 opportunity occurs, should you always jump at it? That debate, plus coaching carousel news and notes.

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Rick Carlisle on Kings C DeMarcus Cousins: "He's as big of a matchup problem at the center position as I've seen in some time. Just because now he effectively shoots 3s, he's a beast on the inside, he can shoot midrange and he's a great passer and an unselfish player. ... There are many, many challenges. He's virtually impossible to guard one-on-one in the post, and I've never seen a center drive the ball like that." The Mavs face Cousins' Kings on Wednesday.

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Michigan's head coach John Beilein talks about the play of Moritz Wagner and the team's 53-50 victory over Texas (2:23)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Trouble in Texas continues as Longhorns suffer 53-50 loss at Michigan, the fourth loss in five games for the Longhorns. They had a two-point lead with 1:56 to go but ended the game with a pair of Eric Davis Jr. misses and a bad foul by Jarrett Allen that disqualified him. They had chances but couldn't close the show.

Michigan's block stops Texas for the win (0:36)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

According to sources, the NFL has informed the Cowboys Randy Gregory will not be allowed to practice on Wednesday. There had been hope the defensive end, who is suspended through Dec. 18, could begin to practice before the penalty ends in hopes of getting close to game ready for the final two games of the regular season.


Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Will new coach Matt Rhule keep any of Baylor's assistant coaches? AD Mack Rhoades told ESPN 1660: "I don't know at this point in time. There's certainly options there. Coach Rhule has a relationship with a couple of them. He's going to make decisions that are best for Baylor."

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Defense will now Rhule at Baylor

The Bears have been known for their offense under previous coaching regimes, but they're looking to improve on the defensive side of the ball with the hiring of Temple's Matt Rhule.

Can Rhule overcome Baylor's culture? (1:33)