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According to ESPN's Pete Thamel, former Texas Tech and Texas head coach Chris Beard has reportedly emerged as a top candidate for the Ole Miss Basketball job.

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.

Trew later released a statement on Dec. 23 in which she denied telling police that Beard choked her and said she "initiated a physical struggle" with Beard. On Feb. 15, the charges were dropped after Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza reviewed the evidence and took into account Trew's wishes not to prosecute Beard.
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Originally published on SECRant.com
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Diamondawg13 months
Who is in charge of "Latest SEC Headlines"?
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Bulldogblitz15 months
They will definitely choke now.
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Rex Feral15 months
Lane needed a wingman
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WhoDatNC15 months
Can't beat that.
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GnashRebel15 months
I will be pissed if we hire him
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Homesick Tiger15 months
Why? Check out his Div. 1 coaching record. It's pretty damn impressive.

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SmelvinRat15 months
Maybe him and the girlfriend get separate places this time...
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Zzyzx15 months
Great, and we’re stuck with McMahon
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Nix to Twillie15 months
We’re not stuck with anyone. He has another bad year he’ll be fired. Everyone who says McMahon will have to coach here for 5 or 6 years sounds like the morons who swore we’d never fire Jones.
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Montezuma15 months
I am sure there quite a few Ole Miss fans changing tunes on this one.
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AmishSamurai15 months
Ole Miss cornering the market on "character" hires ...
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CallmeSteveo15 months
Least it isn’t the general
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Nix to Twillie15 months
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