Let's take a break from the constant basketball-fest for one of my favorite topics: Baylor Spring Football! David Ubben of ESPN's Big XII blog spent Monday afternoon watching spring practice at Baylor University and posted a bevy of articles and videos this morning about the experience. In his first post, which I highly suggest you read, Ubben shared his general observations from the outing, most of which predictably concerned the offense and how good it looked. I was especially happy to hear how much both quarterbacks, Nick Florence and Bryce Petty, impressed him. Here's part of what he said about the quarterback race:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Florence will be a well above average quarterback in this league, but Petty could already start for a handful of Big 12 teams. Bottom line is I think this plays out like most think. This is Florence's team in 2012. Baylor can feel good about that. In 2013 and 2014, this is Petty's team. Baylor can feel really, really good about that. Art Briles has to sleep easy at night when it comes to worrying about quarterbacks.
That makes me all warm and tingly inside, to be sure.
He also covered someone else I've been extremely interested about this spring: redshirt sophomore running back Lache Seastrunk, the highest-rated offensive recruit to come to Baylor in quite a long time. Ubben covered Seastrunk in the first post and then teased a second, Seastrunk-only post that is available here. That post talks about what Seastrunk's role might be this year and how the race for the starting running back spot is shaping up between Seastrunk, Glasco Martin, and Jarred Salubi. I've said it before and I'll say it again: with those three running backs all ready to start, Baylor may have its best running back corps ever even after losing Terrance Ganaway this year.
Finally, Ubben filmed one of his famous video breakdowns for Baylor's spring practice that addressed more players on both sides of the ball. Watch it if you have the time and inclination to hear his thoughts. I certainly enjoyed hearing from someone outside the program about how the team looked!