12.23.2012 Daily Bears Report: It's Christmas Eve ... eve.

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I'm going to be out most of the day today, so here's everything I could find this morning about Baylor Athletics from across the intertubes.

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk: "I’m going to win the Heisman" | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports
We like Lache Seastrunk. The Baylor running back is a big-play threat every time he touches the ball. He finished the season with some huge performances for the Bears once they decided to use him into a featured role.

Let's get this out of the way first-- I don't have a single problem with Lache Seastrunk saying what he said about next year's Heisman Trophy. First, from everything I can tell he was responding to a question that he didn't know was coming. Second, there's nothing wrong with confidence, and Lache has that in spades. If this kind of statement drives him to work harder and aim higher, I'm totally fine with it. Sure, too much confidence can be dangerous, especially when it leads to disappointment, but I don't see that here. Seastrunk has a goal and thinks he can achieve it. I believe him when he says he can do it, and I've already detailed how he gets it done. This is a non-issue that people are using now to criticize Baylor. Let them.

Lache Seastrunk of Baylor Bears says 'I'm going to win the Heisman' in 2013 - ESPN
Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk is so confident in his abilities, he has already laid claim to the 2013 Heisman Trophy.

Carlton: Art Briles has turned Baylor into a destination job he's got no plans to leave | Baylor Bears News - Sports News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW

A quick word on steroids in college football - SBNation.com
Weight gain from steroids is sad, but not as sad as the other possibilities.

Baylor Notebook: Bears arrive in San Diego for Holiday Bowl | Wacotrib.com

From squalor to success: 5th-year seniors have seen rise of Baylor football | Wacotrib.com

On-the-road holidays becoming a tradition for Baylor players, coaches | Wacotrib.com

UCLA's Devin Lucien to return for Holiday Bowl - Los Angeles Times
Lost in the thrill of nine wins, beating USC and playing to the brink of the Rose Bowl is the fact that UCLA was without a major young talent after the fifth game. Redshirt freshman receiver Devin

UCLA’s second-leading tackler will miss Holiday Bowl | CollegeFootballTalk
It's the season for giving -- as in teams giving opponents an advantage during bowl season. UCLA's gift to Baylor for the Holiday Bowl next week is safety Tevin McDonald, nicely-wrapped and ready to watch the game from Los Angeles.

Holiday Bowl Preview: Baylor Vs. UCLA
If you like exciting football check out the UCLA Bruins and Baylor Bears in the Holiday Bowl.

NCAA College Football Preview - Baylor Bears at UCLA Bruins - Dec 27, 2012 - CBSSports.com
UCLA made strides in its first season under coach Jim Mora but again faltered down the stretch. Baylor showed it could win without Robert Griffin III, though it took until late in the season to prove the point.

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