Report: USC, Washington 'very intrigued' by Baylor's Aranda

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Dave Aranda could be one of the most sought-after coaches in this year's hiring cycle.

USC and Washington are both "very intrigued" by the prospect of hiring the Baylor head coach, according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

The Bears went 2-7 in Aranda's first season in 2020, but his stock has reportedly skyrocketed with Baylor owning an 8-2 record following last week's 27-14 statement win over Oklahoma.

Feldman added the 45-year-old believes he isn't "an ideal fit in certain settings" and will therefore be "very careful about what his next move is."

Aranda has also been speculated as a contender to succeed Ed Orgeron at LSU, where he was the defensive coordinator from 2016-19.

USC fired head coach Clay Helton in September, while Washington dismissed Jimmy Lake last week.

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Report: USC, Washington 'very intrigued' by Baylor's Aranda
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