Former Texas coach Chris Beard has emerged as the leading candidate for the men’s basketball job at Ole Miss, sources told ESPN.
The sides have been in recent contact, sources told ESPN, and Ole Miss officials are in the process of doing their due diligence on Beard.
Beard was fired by the Longhorns in January in the wake of an arrest on the morning of Dec. 12. His fiancée, Randi Trew, called 911 and told officers that he choked her from behind, bit her and hit her when the two got in an argument.
Ole Miss met today with former Texas coach Chris Beard, per @OMSpiritOn3.
The Rebels are looking to replace Kermit Davis, who was fired in late February.
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Reporting with @PeteThamel: Former Texas coach Chris Beard has emerged as the leading candidate at Ole Miss, sources told ESPN. Beard and Ole Miss have spoken, according to sources, and Ole Miss officials are in the process of doing due diligence on Beard.https://t.co/24qspHWFbg
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