Lists keys for every team in the Big 12, including Baylor, and weaknesses that may present huge problems on the way.
Baylor comes in at 90 overall, 90 offense, and 88 defense. I wouldn't generally have a problem with any of those numbers ... until you see that KSU has a 91 offense and Texas has a 95. That's just two examples. Now I'm pissed.
Baylor coach Art Briles discusses the incredible progress the program has made over the past two seasons, the challenges of having three different starting quarterbacks in three years, the parity in the Big 12 and more.
Heaps praise on Baylor while legitimately questioning the assumption that UT's defense will be vastly improved. I like this article.
This is the official announcement by Baylor of what we already knew. Ukwuachu will sit out this season and have two years' eligibility remaining.
The Bears are my sleeper pick to make a BCS Bowl this year. As I wrote a few weeks ago, Baylor is loaded with speed and I expect Bryce Petty, the new QB, to pick up where Nick Florence left off. On offense, with Art Briles' system and that kind of speed, this attack is as potent as anyone's. The key for them is on defense, though. If the defense can play like it did when Baylor won its final four games last season, including wins over three ranked teams, the Bears have a very good shot to win the Big 12 and to jump into the top 10. It also doesn't hurt that the Bears get Oklahoma and Texas, two of the other favorites in the league, at home this year.I'll have to buy Mr. Feldman a Big O should he find himself in Waco this season.
There's very little about Texas Longhorn football that I like, but this story about a special Longhorn fan, his family, and the Shipley family is awe-inspiring.