Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades (left) and interim president David Garland (right) fielded plenty of questions Monday about the school's sexual assault scandal.

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Big 12 takeaway: Baylor’s Garland was literally backed up against a wall

Posted July 18th, 2016

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Baylor interim president David Garland probably had no idea what was about to happen to him Monday afternoon at the conclusion of the introductory press conference of new athletic director Mack Rhoades.

Garland used to be the dean of Baylor’s Truett Seminary before he was elevated to school president when Ken Starr was reassigned.

After the press conference, he was walking towards the door when he literally was backed against the wall by dozens of reporters who finally were getting access to those in charge at Baylor.

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Garland answered every question.

The only time he was taken aback at the tone of a query was when someone asked him if the Baylor investigation of how it handled sexual assault allegations turned up any “pay for play” evidence.

Aside from a brief teleconference with regents, Baylor has dealt with the scandal with prepared statements. More answers from Garland will go along way in helping Baylor deal with its tainted national reputation.

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