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Daily Bears Reports 8/29: Meet Jim Grobe

And Baylor Soccer Wins Again

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A must read article, Meet Jim Grobe, by Barry Horn, staff writer for the Dallas Morning News. Here are the first four paragraphs. This is the best and most comprehensive Jim Grobe article I have read.

The football odyssey that has landed Jim Grobe in the most awkward coaching seat in America at Baylor, begins in junior college in the rural Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His coach there was one demanding S.O.B. Grobe, an undersized linebacker in need of a role model, loved him.

A typical morning practice scheduled for 7 o'clock meant players needed to be ready to go by 6:58 a.m. or there was no go. Water breaks? No sir. Practices were wars of attrition designed for survival of the fittest.

So it was across America as the 1960s blended into the 1970s.

"Some people thought I was a butcher," the coach, Hank Norton, says now. "But we were a junior college, and you know what that means. Kids needed to be taught right from wrong."

Baylor Soccer

Soccer wins again. ODB’s Matthew Tennant attended Sunday’s match against Incarnate Word and with his enthusiasm brings the match to life for us in this ODB article.

Today, Incarnate Word was in town to wrap up the first home weekend. Thankfully, there was no rain to be found on the warm, mildly humid day. In a very similar manner to Friday's match, the Bears came out on fire. An early cross from freshman Raegan Padgett found sophomore Lauren Piercy in the box, who headed the ball home for a second-minute goal. Throughout the early first half, Baylor utterly dominated possession of the ball and launched a barrage of shots at the opposing keeper. Padgett was particularity impressive as a winger; she was everywhere on the pitch.

KWTX TV 10 has the usual Baylor Notes and Stats.

“We’re three and one now and headed into two big road weekends. I think we’ve set ourselves up pretty well. We scored eight goals this weekend, which was great. We only gave up one, so I’m really happy with that. We had a great night Friday night and tonight was good enough to get the victory, so I’m happy for our weekend. Our attitude doesn’t change based on our record, we just have to keep moving forward to the next weekend.” – Head Coach Paul Jobson