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Daily Bears Reports 5/30- Football, Hoops, Baseball and Softball

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Sic ‘Em!

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Football:

Pete Thamel of S.I. took a look at Matt Rhule’s early work at Baylor:

Matt Rhule: I would say before (at Temple), I started with the big stuff, the power, pro-style stuff then I would say 40% of the time we were in some sort of spread type of a deal. All I’ve done now is flipped those percentages. So now we’re probably like 60 percent of the time in the spread stuff and then 40 or 30 (in pro). You ever read the book Purple Cow? I wanted it to be my Purple Cow. It’s an outlier, and you always have to always kind of deal with the fact that Baylor might come out in these sets. But, at the end of the day, we’re still doing what all these other kids are doing. And what the kids have bought into, they are getting training in a way that easily translates to (the NFL) level, so they can see the benefits themselves. At the same time, we’re hopefully going to be fun and dynamic. The biggest issue is tempo and even Baylor last year, they really slowed the tempo down, so a lot of the tempo teams are coming full circle so. I told people I like to be a game theory person. When you have the lead, you don’t want to go real fast. And when you don’t have the lead, you want to go fast.

Basketball:

Johnathan Motley worked out for the Phoenix Suns. Kellan Olson of Arizona Sports noted:

If there’s any doubt about Motley’s will on the court, he tore his MCL in the Sweet 16 against South Carolina and kept playing. He had surgery in early April, according to DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony, and was expected to be out 4-8 weeks. Motley participated in the three-minute run and also mentioned playing in 3-on-3 drills.

Baseball:

Fank let the people know:

Baylor baseball was selected by the NCAA on Monday as the #2 seed in the Houston Regional to be played at Schroeder Park on the campus of the University of Houston. The Bears will open regional play on Friday afternoon against #3 seed Texas A&M.

This is Baylor’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012, when Baylor reached the Super Regional and came within a couple outs of advancing to the College World Series. This is also the first NCAA Tournament under second year coach Steve Rodriguez, who reached the NCAAs eight times as the coach at Pepperdine from 2004-2015.

Softball:

Andew Miner has an excellent fan post on Baylor softball’s win over Arizona:

The Bears’ offense did exactly what they needed to do: 1) use their speed to get on the base path and 2) have key situational hits from their power players. With the hard infield of the Arizona dirt, Baylor speedsters such as Kyla Walker and Ari Hawkins could get on base. Then the Bears’ big bats of Shelby Friudenberg and Shelby McGlaun could drive them in.

And Ohio Baylor Fan provided some excellent commentary during the game too.

Sic ‘Em!