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Daily Bears Reports 2/8- Recruiting, Bracketology, and More!

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Football:

Baylor is offering a lot of guys. Tony Adame of 247 reports:

A flurry of Baylor football offers went out Monday, with all three players announcing within an hour of each other, including a 2019 dual-threat quarterback who is already heating up the recruiting trail.

Two 2018 recruits, Cuero (Texas) tight end Bralen Taylor and Smithson Valley (Texas) defensive back Trevon Moehrig-Woodard both can now count the Bears among teams looking to add them to next year's recruiting class. Taylor, 6-foot-7 and 220 pounds, picked up four offers in two days with Houston, Oklahoma State and UTSA all also in the mix.

Colt Barber of SicEm365 had this about Baylor’s new QB coach:

Hoops:

Baylor is one of seven teams that fit the mold of national champion. From Chris Stone of Fansided:

Using KenPom’s pre-March Madness adjusted efficiency numbers, I went back and looked at the worst offense and defense to win the NCAA Tournament since 2001-02. Carmelo Anthony’s 2003 Syracuse team holds the title of worst offense with a 110.56 adjusted efficiency rating while Duke’s 2015 squad posted a 93.31 adjusted defensive efficiency rating. Just seven teams in the country meet both standards this season:

The men would be a #1 seed if the tournament started today, according to Chris Dobbertean of SB Nation:

All of these teams sat on the top four seed lines of last Tuesday’s projection, and all but one of them, the Mountaineers, remain there this week. In fact, the Jayhawks, who coughed up a big halftime lead to Iowa State at home, and the Bears, whose late rally against visiting Kansas State fell just short, remain on the top line alongside Villanova and still-unbeaten Gonzaga.

Alexis Jones is a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman award. Big 12 Sports has the story:

Baylor women’s basketball senior Alexis Jones is one of 10 candidates for the 2017 Nancy Lieberman Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced. The honor recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

Odyssey Sims is the only player in Baylor women’s basketball history to win the Nancy Lieberman Award, as she was recognized in 2014.

Quincy Acy is a good guy:

And he just dunked on Texas, again:

Other:

Bears for Leadership Reform is out with a new letter. From Ken5 in San Antonio:

Fourteen former Baylor Regents released an open letter Tuesday calling for transparency and accountability from the current board in the university’s handling of the campus-wide sexual assault scandal.

In a statement from the Bears for Leadership Reform, the letter also asked for resignations of some of the current regents.

Blair Shankle of Baylor woman’s tennis is the Big 12 Co-Player of the Week. Baylorbears.com notes:

Baylor women’s tennis senior Blair Shankle is Big 12 Co-Player of the Week after guiding the Lady Bears to wins over Oregon and Washington in Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center last weekend. It is her first weekly conference honor of the season and the fourth of her career.

Shankle, who is ranked No. 7 nationally as an individual, made her spring debut with a 2-0 singles record playing at the No. 1 position for Baylor.

Sic ‘Em!