Baylor hires Bennett as new defensive coordinator

Phil Bennett is leaving Pittsburgh to become
the new defensive coordinator at Baylor.
Bennett takes over for Brian Norwood, who was named associate
head coach and will still coach defense for the Bears. Baylor coach
Art Briles announced the moves Friday.
Bennett, a Texas native, spent the last three seasons at
Pittsburgh and will be the interim head coach for the Panthers
(7-6) when they play Kentucky in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday.
Coach Dave Wannstedt resigned under pressure last month and newly
appointed coach Mike Haywood was fired after being jailed on a
domestic violence charge.
Bennett has been the head coach at SMU and defensive coordinator
at seven schools.