We're going to have a mix of links and rumors that I've heard other places today. What I can link, I will.
- The CFB coaching carousel is in full swing once again with two pretty big moves in the last 18 hours or so. As I posted last night, Gus Malzahn has taken the Arkansas State HC job after being at Auburn the last two years. Auburn also lost their DC Jim McElwain, which leads me to believe that something is going on there that is not positive. Both arguably left for lesser jobs than they had. The other big move is Todd Graham from Pittsburgh to Arizona State. I can't decide if that's a lateral move. My first inclination is to say no, that ASU is probably a step up from Pitt, but I'm not sure.
- Something I just found a few minutes ago is the Rapid Reports feed on CBSSports about Baylor. They post little snippets and thoughts about Baylor's various programs, so it's probably a good idea to check it out from time to time.
- The AP is in the process of releasing their All-American teams, and we know already that RG3 and Kendall Wright represent Baylor there on the first and second team offenses, respectively.
- Great editorial about RG3 on the Dallas Morning News's online page. It's short and worth reading.
- In case you needed another reason to love him, RG3 visited a children's hospital in NYC while there for the Heisman.
- CBSSports did a segment they've now put up on Youtube about the Heisman favorites for next year. Probably safe to assume that RG3 will be one of them if he comes back.
- Baylor lost a JUCO recruit to Minnesota because of our JUCO credit transfer policies. Martez Shabazz switched from Baylor to Minnesota because we wouldn't accept his Ds in required courses. Baylor offered him the chance to take a January minimester, but he declined.
- Two US Representatives want to start a congressional oversight panel on college athletics to look at the scandals plaguing schools across the country right now ... as well as the BCS. I'm sure the government will do a fantastic job with this.
- The Dallas SBNation site talks a little bit about the effect that having a Heisman winner has had on ticket sales for the Alamo Bowl and excitement about the game (DON'T YOU FEEL DUMB, SUGAR BOWL. YEAH, YOU SHOULD. HAVE FUN WITH VIRGINIA TECH.). The Alamo Bowl announced through their twitter account a few minutes ago that they were going to start selling obstructed seats in the lower bowl due to high demand, so that could mean we're inching toward a sellout.
- If you need a way to get to the game, there is a company selling bus packages from Waco. They're not paying me to say that and I don't know anything about them, so use them at your own risk. (I'm open to being paid, travel company. I can be bought.)
- Baylor has begun a full-court press of advertising following RG3's Heisman. Billboards have gone up all over the state (I've been told there are 15 already), and Baylor took out a full-page ad in the NYT to celebrate.
- Once again, RG3 will be honored at the basketball game tonight against Bethune-Cookman. Tickets to the game are only $3. In case you are interested in the game itself, BaylorBears.com has a preview of the game available.
- Finally, the Washington Scout site has a brief preview of our upcoming bowl game against them available. I know so little about their team at this point, it's almost sad.
On David Smoak's radio show on Monday, Briles apparently said that if RG3 comes back, he thinks Baylor could be a preseason top-5 team. I'm going to chalk that up to post-Heisman excitement, but it's an interesting discussion point. Assuming our defense gets a little better going into next season at least, where do you think Baylor should be ranked if RG3 comes back?