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1/9 Daily Bears Report: DC Talk, What Tuesday Will Mean, Recruiting, and more...

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With all due respect to our undefeated basketball teams, the next few days of Baylor news will likely be dominated by the announcement tomorrow afternoon whether Robert Griffin III will forgo his senior season at Baylor University and enter the NFL Draft. If this is something that is going to bother you to hear/see/think about, you might not want to come to this blog or turn on ESPN. All of the signs that we know of point to RG3 declaring for the Draft, which I've said multiple times before is the right thing for him to do, and if he does so, I obviously wish him well.

We'll start with a link about that issue before going to the others. It's going to be a rapid-fire day today but I'll add what I can as we go along.

Now a whole slew of new basketball-related stories, particularly bracketology.

Tuesday's announcement will dramatically influence the face of Baylor football, and although we all hope Robert decides to return, I also hope that we as a community can embrace whatever decision he makes regardless of our personal feelings for it. At our cores we are fans of our school and our biases are obvious. The decision we would make in his situation is not really all that relevant because of none of us have ever been in that situation. I know there will be a vocal minority (and I hope it is an extreme minority) of people that will say things they don't really mean or that reflect poorly on the rest of us, but as a whole, I believe Baylor and her fans will support Robert no matter what he decides.

As a reminder, the Bo Wallace decision is supposedly going to come Wednesday, one day after that of RG3. Whether those things are related, I have no idea. I have to think they are at least somewhat, but I can't be sure. We're still waiting on word about his visit this past weekend and the longer we go without it, the less likely are to get it.

UPDATE: I just found a random blog stating that Baylor was the #1 athletic program in the country for 2011. Here is the article. Normally I wouldn't post something like this where we don't know anything about the author and have no idea whether it is worth paying attention to, but in this situation it actually dovetails into an article I've been thinking about writing for the last 10 days or so. Pras and I have talked about at length to figure out who was the best athletic program, all things considered, in 2011. I think an argument could be made for Baylor depending on what you value or where you set the endpoints. What do you think?