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Daily Bears Reports 7/18- Football!

Lots to take in after Big 12 Media Days

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Days Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Rhule had an excellent session with the media yesterday.

Taylor Young almost missed his graduation to watch his High School win state. From Adam Grosbard of Dallas News:

December 17 was a big date for Baylor linebacker Taylor Young. Not only did he graduate from college, but his alma mater DeSoto won its first-ever state championship, a 38-29 win over Cibolo Steele for the Class 6A Division II title.

And to tell the truth, Young almost decided to ditch the cap and gown to be at AT&T Stadium for the championship game.

Jonathan Rodriguez of Texashsfootball mentioned Bob Bowlsby was impressed by Baylor:

“We could not have had any better cooperation and any better engagement from the president, the athletic director, the head football coach and general counsel and anybody else we’ve dealt with down there.”

“They are working very hard to get it right.”

Christopher Hart of the Broncos SB Nation site has a look at Orion Stewart:

In his collegiate career with the Bears, Stewart was a force in their secondary and was widely regarded as one of the best downhill safeties in the Big 12. Over the course of four years, he racked up 260 total tackles, 12 interceptions, two defensive touchdowns, 14 passes defended, 3 fumble recovers and a forced fumble. That type of production certainly put Stewart on the map in the eyes of scouts, but due to an incredibly deep draft at the position (perhaps the best in history), he went undrafted.

Gordon Monson of the Salt Lake Tribune had this on Royce O’Neale:

After not getting drafted in 2015, and heading overseas, this player went to Germany and Spain to further his career, and he planned to play for a Lithuanian club before signing with the Jazz. He is a small forward with modest numbers, but some potential. His greatest asset? He played at Baylor, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey's alma mater.

If you want to watch any of the interviews from yesterday, you can watch them on the Big 12’s website. SicEm365 also has a bunch of interviews on their Facebook page. And ESPN 1660 has a lot of audio available too.

Sic ‘Em!