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

Ian Boyd has a good look at Matt Rhule’s market inefficiency:

The key is that Baylor is moving to outside zone as a base running scheme, which is about good lateral footwork to get on an opponents’ opposite shoulder and then creating creases. Some of the best Denver Broncos’ OL to execute this scheme were in the 6-3, 285 pound range because being quick and scrappy is the key to the technique. Size can be an impediment unless everyone on the line has tackle feet.

Matthew Berger of Dallas News has Baylor over Texas:

Baylor will avenge their upset loss to the University of Texas from last season in Austin. Playing at home this year, the Bears offense will outscore the Longhorns enough to win this game. Tom Herman's offense will translate well in Austin and this game will turn into a shootout in Waco. Terence Williams will have a huge game on the ground against the Longhorn defense and the Zach Smith-Blake Lynch connection will have a nice day in the air.

Xavien Howard could be in for a big year, according to Chris Perkins of Sun-Sentinel.com

Howard, the 2016 second-round pick from Baylor, seems on his way.

Todd Archer of ESPN has a piece on Rico Gathers:

Can he find his way onto the game-day roster? Perhaps. But it won’t be purely because of what he can do as a tight end. He is going to have to show he can contribute on special teams, like Hanna and Swaim do, to ensure a spot.