Shock Linwood found out when everyone else did that Big 12 rushing leader Lache Seastrunk was bypassing his final season with Baylor.
For the fourth year in a row since the league went to 10 teams and a round-robin schedule, the champion — and very possibly co-champions again — won’t be decided until the first Saturday in December.
Baylor coach Art Briles knows the best way to politick to get his No. 6 Bears a spot in the first four-team College Football Playoff.
After a blowout win over Kansas last weekend, Baylor’s quarterback deflected question after question in the same manner, reiterating succinctly that he was ready to play Oklahoma.
Baylor coach Art Briles admits he was a bit surprised by how quarterback Bryce Petty answered questions after the No. 10 Bears’ bounce-back victory.
Baylor coach Art Briles started talking on Monday about the significance of the team’s wild comeback victory over TCU. Never once did he mention the playoffs.
As for the No. 5 Bears having to depend on their running game, needing some big special teams plays and scoring only half their previous season average in a grind-it-out 28-7 win at Texas, that doesn’t bother Briles, either.
In his first season in the Big 12, new Texas coach Charlie Strong seems to have accepted his role as underdog this week against No. 7 Baylor.
Baylor easily got through its nonconference schedule with three lopsided victories in 13 days before taking a break.
Baylor coach Art Briles prefers to avoid certain labels for players not necessarily considered first-teamers in the eighth-ranked Bears’ fast-paced, big-play offense.
Coach Art Briles says Petty should be able to go when the eighth-ranked Bears play at Buffalo on Friday night. Petty missed Baylor’s last game with two cracked small bones in his back.
Petty sat out the Bears’ 70-6 victory Saturday night over FCS team Northwestern State because of two cracked small bones in his back.