Golf Coach Resigns
The main news out of Baylor yesterday? Well, besides the scheduling of a home-and-home basketball series with Texas A&M, it was the fact that head men's golf coach Greg Priest resigned his position after eleven reasonably successful years to become athletic director at Tyler ISD in Tyler, Texas. Tyler ISD is home to two 5A high schools, Robert E. Lee High School (usually referred to as Tyler Lee) and John Tyler High School (usually referred to as Tyler). John Tyler is also the principal rival of my alma mater, Whitehouse, which has produced two Tech commits in the last two years. We deserve whatever punishment is coming to us, I guess. If you're at all interested in Coach Priest's new home, check out the highlight video of the best high school game I've ever seen, featuring Patrick Mahomes and Greg Ward, Jr., who now have roster spots with Texas Tech and Houston respectively. As far as fan bases go, you can't ask for much better in that part of the state.
Kentucky Hates Baylor?
Even more than Tepper, apparently. This article showed up on the first page of a Google news search for "Baylor football" and several of the entries reveal that the Wildcats are feeling blue after having a very hard time against Baylor in several sports over the last few years. This is how deep in the offseason we are. It's not just us, guys. Kentucky feels it too.
Baylor Twitter had little to talk about yesterday after the Aggie basketball news settled. Spurs fans had quite a bit to discuss, though.
That's the highest compliment a man could ever hope to be paid.
Ian Boyd, everyone's favorite Longhorn, misread the news and thought that a non-conference football game had been scheduled between Baylor and A&M. His premature reaction tweet brings up an interesting thought though.
I CANNOT wait for a Baylor-A&M football game. I'll have to live vicariously through another rivalry but it's worth it.
I CANNOT wait for a Baylor-A&M football game. I'll have to live vicariously through another rivalry but it's worth it.— Ian Boyd (@Ian_A_Boyd) June 10, 2014
If Baylor and A&M schedule a home-and-home football series some time in the future, would you be in favor of it? An even better question: where would the loyalties of other schools fall? Would rooting interests be decided purely along conference lines, or will Baylor be feared and A&M loathed enough in the Big 12 and SEC to mix things up a bit? Discuss below. Alternate futures/histories are one of my favorite things.