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Friday Daily Bears Report: Drayton McLane's Techno Mansion

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More and more details about McLane Stadium and all of its perks are leaking out every day, and anticipation for the upcoming season is at a fever pitch.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>PM RT: Baylor spent ~$2 million outfitting its new stadium with Wi-Fi. Fans can access live replays/stats via an app. <a href="http://t.co/ae0KU4cOOS">http://t.co/ae0KU4cOOS</a></p>&mdash; David Ubben (@davidubben) <a href="https://twitter.com/davidubben/statuses/487395937980268544">July 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Ubben's article from yesterday is a pretty solid compilation of cool facts about McLane Stadium, but this one took me a little off guard. I figured the school would spring for wifi in the stadium, but I didn't expect this kind of investment in the fan experience. If the purported app works as well as developers hope, it could be a really cool tool for stat enthusiasts. Consider me skeptical until I link my phone to the stadium network and experience it for myself.

Art Briles will make his annual appearance at the Touchdown Club of Houston on Wednesday. Briles' Houston ties and personality make him a favorite of those in attendance. Events like these are essential to any coach that wants to recruit actively in Texas, and Briles has been a rock star in the past.

Art Briles and Dave Campbell will be holding a joint autograph session in the Baylor Bookstore on Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. Customers who buy a copy of Briles' new book Beating Goliath along with a copy of Dave Campbell's Texas Football will be entered into a drawing to win a poster signed by both.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Clay Johnston says that he models his game after Eddie Lackey, has athleticism to make comparison apt. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SicEm?src=hash">#SicEm</a> <a href="http://t.co/fJ1ZV2S923">pic.twitter.com/fJ1ZV2S923</a></p>&mdash; Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBN_Wescott/statuses/487359475846631424">July 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baylor LB commit Clay Johnston hung in through the lean years as Bears fan, now ready to play for a school that feels like bigger Wylie.</p>&mdash; Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBN_Wescott/statuses/487358981187203073">July 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Blake Lynch says that Baylor will give him a shot at both S and WR when he gets to campus. A true athlete take. Still learning WR position.</p>&mdash; Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBN_Wescott/statuses/487325935528464384">July 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Stadium Though...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DreamBigDreamBaylor?src=hash">#DreamBigDreamBaylor</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/McLaneStadium">@McLaneStadium</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/RGIII">@RGIII</a> <a href="http://t.co/8VpS9Jsmph">pic.twitter.com/8VpS9Jsmph</a></p>&mdash; Baylor Football (@BUFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/BUFootball/statuses/487322867688669184">July 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Campus view from Section 230 <a href="https://twitter.com/McLaneStadium">@McLaneStadium</a> is spectacular. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SicEm?src=hash">#SicEm</a> <a href="http://t.co/v9nN3bTIf1">pic.twitter.com/v9nN3bTIf1</a></p>&mdash; Nick Joos (@BUHoops30) <a href="https://twitter.com/BUHoops30/statuses/487399941514342400">July 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>View from section 230 <a href="https://twitter.com/McLaneStadium">@McLaneStadium</a>, unbelievable seats. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sicem?src=hash">#sicem</a> <a href="http://t.co/gU80mZXI6h">pic.twitter.com/gU80mZXI6h</a></p>&mdash; Nick Joos (@BUHoops30) <a href="https://twitter.com/BUHoops30/statuses/487324249795727361">July 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The view from the 50-yard camera platform <a href="https://twitter.com/McLaneStadium">@McLaneStadium</a> will look great on TV! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sicem?src=hash">#sicem</a> <a href="http://t.co/1Nl7MFwBno">pic.twitter.com/1Nl7MFwBno</a></p>&mdash; Nick Joos (@BUHoops30) <a href="https://twitter.com/BUHoops30/statuses/487320990267887616">July 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Imagine all that gold. All those jerseys. It's beautiful.