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NBC Sports: Timing Of Baylor Leak Raises Questions

Over at NBC Sports, Rob Dauster has a pretty intriguing take on the timing of the revelations about the possible sanctions facing the Baylor basketball program:

What's much more interesting is the timing of this report being leaked.

You see, Trent Johnson's decision to take the head coaching position at TCU opened up the same job at LSU. One of the names that keeps coming up as Johnson's replacement? Scott Drew. Is LSU going to hire a coach days after news breaks of a recruiting scandal he was involved in? Are they willing to make that leap when the overwhelming sentiment was "that's all you got?"

It begs the question: where did Jason King get this scoop? Did Baylor leak this story in an effort to try and keep their head coach?

King, a Baylor alumnus, is well connected with the athletic program, who gave him the access to write this excellent feature on Perry Jones III's off-court trials this season.

However, it seems unlikely that Drew would consider leaving his perch at Waco, where he regularly beats out the top programs in the country for recruits, to go to LSU, a middle-of-the-pack basketball school in the SEC.

And while Jones was likely headed for the NBA Draft regardless, the leaks may end up helping to push star freshman forward Quincy Miller out the door as well.

For all the latest breaking news on the rumors swirling around the Baylor basketball program, stay tuned to SB Nation Dallas' storystream and check out Our Daily Bears as well.

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