Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw resigned Monday in the wake of the sexual assault scandal that cost head coach Art Briles his job last week.

"After much reflection and prayer, I have decided that a change in athletics department leadership is in Baylor University's best interest in order to promote the unity, healing and restoration that must occur in order to move forward. I have always sought to put the University's needs ahead of my own. My time at Baylor has been an incredible journey filled with some of the most remarkable people I have ever known. I am grateful to Baylor Nation for its support and dedication, and to all who have done so much to advance the athletics program."

Earlier in the day, McCaw helped hire Jim Grobe as the Bears new acting head football coach.

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