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Daily Bears Reports 8/30: Volleyball Goes on The Road; Acting Coach Jim Grobe Presser Video

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The Spread Offense Continues to Spread.

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Today’s Events

Sport: Women’s Volleyball

Event: at Texas State

Time: 6:30 p.m. CT

Baylor volleyball (2-1) will trek to San Marcos to log its first road match of the season today and take on the Texas State Bobcats (1-2) at 6:30 p.m. in Strahan Coliseum. From Baylor Bears dot com.

The Bears are coming off a 2-1 runner-up finish in the Hampton Inn Waco North Baylor Invitational tournament, dropping a match to UTRGV before rebounding with strong wins over PVAMU and TAMU-CC.

Texas State holds a 21-12-1 advantage in the all-time series, though Baylor carries an 11-3 advantage since 1993.

Fans can listen to Baylor’s internet radio stream on this and all other Baylor road trips at BaylorBears.com/allaccess. Keep up with the team all season long by following Baylor Volleyball’s official accounts on Twitter (@BaylorVball), Facebook (Baylor Volleyball), Instagram (@BaylorVolleyball), and Snapchat (@BaylorVball).

Baylor Football

No. 23/21 Baylor vs Northwestern State to be televised on FSN. Mark Followill (pxp), Ben Leber (analyst), Brian Baldinger (analyst), and Lesley McCaslin (sideline) will be your FSN TV talent for this Friday’s Baylor game against Northwestern State. Check your cable provider or favorite sports restaurant for availability at your location.

Did you know that Baylor has been ranked in fifty straight AP Polls. The fourth longest streak nationally. For more Baylor Trivia, stats, notes, story lines and other Baylor information you might need one day when you go to lunch with your in-laws, visit Baylor Bears dot com.

Football is playing the waiting game in regard to Zamora. From KCEN TV 6.

"I have no problem that it's taking longer, I think it's better to take your time and try to make a proper decision, and once the university's made their decision, then it will be passed onto us and we'll decide what we're going to do from a football perspective."

"I think it's very, very important that we're patient," said Grobe. "I think that it's important that we strive to understand that we're dealing with a young person here, and it's critical that we're fair and reasonable in our decisions."

USA Today says that Baylor is in a “more light-hearted” mode this week. Full story here.

This has been far from the typical buildup to a season for the 64-year-old veteran coach who only three months ago took over when two-time Big 12 champion coach Art Briles was suddenly dismissed.

"We've spent a lot of time talking about things that have to be talked about, no question. We had to deal with a lot of serious issues," Grobe said Monday. "But now it's kind of more light-hearted because we're getting ready to play a game. And so it's fun."

Baylor Tennis

Baylor tennis players Blair Shankle and Max Tchoutakian have been selected to participate in the Oracle/ITA Masters on Oct. 13-16 in Malibu, Calif. From BearsExtra.

Shankle went 16-6 in singles play for the Baylor women last year, and 14-4 in dual matches. On the men’s side, Tchoutakian was 19-10 in singles and 15-7 in dual-match play.

Spread Football

With Dino Babers introducing “Briles Ball” at Syracuse this season, the Daily Orange takes us on a journey into the evolution of the Spread offense through Art Briles and into mainstream college football.

Dino Babers’ offense has come a long way. One thousand, four-hundred sixteen miles to be exact. All the way from the small country town of Stephenville, Texas, 65 miles southwest of Fort Worth, to the hills of Onondaga County.

Babers never coached at Stephenville High School. But one of his coaching mentors, Art Briles, did, and Briles’ football revolution began there in 1990. Most everything about Babers’ offense is rooted in what Briles created at Stephenville.

At his introductory press conference at Syracuse on Dec. 7, Babers said the offense he will run is unlike anything anyone has seen at SU. It’s traveled from Stephenville to Houston to Waco, Texas with Briles. From there to Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, with former assistants. Babers brought it to Charleston, Illinois and Bowling Green, Ohio.

When the Orange kicks off the first game of the Babers era on Friday against Colgate, the product will be brand new for SU fans. But it will also be a similar system to what Briles has used the past 26 years.

“He taught a different style of football to me,” Babers said of Briles during his first press conference as Syracuse’s head coach.

“It was a situation where he told me, ‘Just let it simmer. Put it in the Crock Pot. Just let it simmer. Don’t think much about it and I promise after a year or two, it’ll change the way you think.’”