Pretty slow day out there today in Baylor news. For those that don't know, A&M is playing in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas right now and playing well against Northwestern. They are up 20 in the third quarter with the ball around midfield. Surely they can't blow THAT lead, right? Surely.
The biggest news of the next few weeks with regard to football is going to be RG3's declaration for/against the Draft. Without having any inside information about where he is leaning as of this moment, I will say that I think he should go. I love what he's done for Baylor and I wish we could have him for another year, but it makes sense for him to survey the situation, realize that he's met just about every realistic goal he could have possibly had for his time here, and take the money and security the NFL offers. I don't think anyone, even the most ardent Baylor supporters, would question that decision. It makes sense.
That being said, if he decides to come back, I will celebrate like there is no tomorrow. I'm not expecting it, though.
Part of the NFL Draft speculation that will be reported in the coming weeks (Robert has until January 15, 2012 to decide) will be where he goes in the order and to whom. I've made no secret of my horror should he be chosen by the Redskins, and if I had to choose (of the likeliest suitors, meaning the Cowboys aren't on the list) where he would go, I'd rank them thusly:
4. Vikings (not even sure how likely this is at all).
5. Everyone else in existence except for...
6. The Redskins.
Because screw the Redskins.
But on that note, here are the links!
- Browns notebook: Peyton Hillis believes in curses. Could RG3 fit in Cleveland offense? - Browns - Ohio
- Shurmur on RG3: "Good players fit in every offense" | ProFootballTalk- The Browns are headed for a top-five pick in the draft, which already has Browns fans salivating over the possibility of drafting Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin hasn't declared for the draft yet, but he's expected to in the coming weeks.
- Baylor's Griffin mulls NFL prospects after high-scoring bowl win - Houston Chronicle- SAN ANTONIO - If that really was Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III's final college game, what an incredible way to go out. Not after a record-shattering Alamo Bowl that might not only be remembered as the highest-scoring regulation bowl in history, but also possibly as Griffin's last addition to his legacy in Waco. If it was RG3's final showcase before jumping to the NFL, it was a gripping goodbye to watch. [...] Baylor running back Terrance Ganaway starred ably in his place, rushing for 200 yards and five touchdowns. Griffin was 24-of-33 for 295 yards - and his only touchdown throw came on the game's opening drive.
- Dolphins need Robert Griffin III to enter ‘12 draft – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
- Robert Griffin III will soon be a distant memory for Baylor - BostonHerald.com- SAN ANTONIO -- Remember the Alamo Bowl, Baylor fans. Cherish every passing yard compiled Thursday night by quarterback Robert Griffin III, the school’s lone Heisman Trophy winner. Revel in the ridiculous touchdown run in which Griffin broke free from two Washington tacklers in the backfield...
- SicEmSports.com - 2011: A Historic Season
- Scout.com: Decision Time- Robert Griffin III has faced and overcome several challenges this season. Now only one remains. RG3 will have until January 15 to decide whether to declare for the 2012 NFL Draft or return to Baylor University for his senior season.
- Baylor's 247Sports site has an article up about a recruit committed to another Big XII school (or that soon will be) who is planning on taking a Baylor visit in January. You should go read it if you have a subscription.
- Women's Top 25 Capsules - KansasCity.com- Brittney Griner scored 20 points in 27 minutes and top-ranked Baylor finished its nonconference schedule with a 93-55 win over Mississippi Valley State.
- Griner leads Baylor to easy win - San Antonio Express-News
- Griner, No. 1 Baylor women top Miss Valley, 93-55 - Boston.com