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Baylor Football Facing Turmoil, Challenge Of Hiring New Coach

Enveloped by uncertainty, Baylor football is facing the possibility of a lost season, NCAA sanctions and seeing the program slipping back toward the losing ways that predated Art Briles' tenure as coach.

The university board of regents began the process of firing Briles on Thursday as it released some of the findings of a scathing report that accused the coach and other university leaders of not responding or inappropriately handling allegations of sexual assault.

Kenneth Starr was also demoted from his role as university president and athletic director Ian McCaw was put on probation but the ramifications of the scandal will linger at Baylor, possibly for years.