Daily Bears Report 09.18.2012

Sep 15, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Nick Florence (11) talks with wide receiver Lanear Sampson (3) and wide receiver Terrance Williams (2) during the fourth quarter against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Bearkats 43-28. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Ah, it feels like fall. It's amazing what a difference 20 degrees makes in everyone's outlook on life.

Unfortunately, this week I can't make any Astros related jokes because ULM is looking like a legitimate team. Perhaps they're a bit like the Nationals, but I'll stop there before I start attempting to make Strasburg comparisons. MLB equivalencies aside, Baylor plays ULM in Monroe on Friday night at 7:00 PM on ESPN. This is the last week of non-conference matchups for the Bears before the Big 12 opener in Morgantown, West Virginia.

We might see a bit more of Lache Seastrunk and his ridiculous speed from now on, which would be good on so many levels (#FreeLache, however, hasn't become a thing on Twitter yet, though.) The Lariat's Daniel Hill is doing his best to make it one this morning by asking why Seastrunk can't seem to get on the field. It's a good question, Daniel, and one for which I don't have a good answer.

Hopefully our football team can dispel the similar confusion about their own identity from this past week before taking on ULM. Baylor is favored by a touchdown on Friday, but this should be a game well worth spending Friday night with. Especially since, according to the WacoTrib, this year's team is a more dynamic group, even sans-RGIII, than the 2011 team that won ten games. (That's a good article worth reading, by the way, with insightful quotes from Baylor's impact players on both sides). Also check out this interview ($$$) by Ashley Hodge on BearsTruth of Frank Hoffman, who has been calling ULM football games for nigh 40 years. Should get you into that Warhawk killin' spirit.

In other news, Baylor Women's Golf is currently in fourth at the McGuire Invitational after shooting 8-over-par across the first half. However, the Lady Bears enter today just 4 shots back of the lead, and hope to improve on their first day score.

White Station (Memphis, TN) forward Leron Black's commitment to Baylor is the first commitment from the Top 25 of the Class of 2014. (I had to retype that number three times. Yes, the Class of 2014. Oh, how time flies.) There really shouldn't be any question about whether or not Scott Drew is an elite recruiter, now. A roundup of scouting and recruiting reports is here, in case you missed it.

And finally, in case you missed it, here's the architectural model of the new stadium. It's pretty freaking awesome, if you ask me.

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