Let’s get things rolling with a BNT 2 for 1
Who will be the starting quarterback?— Daniel Droz (@DanielDroz) August 3, 2017
How is the QB competition looking? Is Zach Smith still the favorite?— Keola Cummings (@kcummings10) August 3, 2017
Tim Griffin gives us an update in his latest Baylor Diehards article. I see us using both Zach and Anu depending on the situation and package. Certainly they should both get on the field during non-conference play. Zach has an “NFL” arm according to CMR and Anu brings experience, mobility and leadership. I would be surprised to see them carry 3 QB’s on the roster, so it would make sense to redshirt Brewer. My lean for QB1? Drum roll please....Zach Smith.
My imagination, but do UT's new lockers look like softdrink machines?? Somehow when I look at them I get thirsty for an "Orange Crush".— TheGrizz (@TheGrizzofBU) August 3, 2017
When I look at UT’s new lockers, I think of this
Tom Herman needs to learn how to demo from Chip
How much playing time will Ish see this season?— Greg Plett (@gplett) August 3, 2017
With our TE’s being more involved in the offense, he should see a significant amount of PT. CMR said earlier this week that Ish and Jordan “will give us a nice unit there”. I think he will be a big contributor.
Pancakes or waffles— Rawr xD (@REV_93) August 3, 2017
This is the age old question. In honor of my culinary mentor seen below, I’d have to go with
But, I wouldn’t turn down a waffle staring me in the face.
What's the latest on the NCAA investigation?— John Edward Ryan (@ryansummit) August 3, 2017
Mack Rhoades addressed this with DMN’s Chuck Carlton in this article. He also gave a good interview recently to David Smoak which you can listen to here. I’ll share one of the direct quotes from Mack regarding the investigation in the DMN article:
"It will lead us where it leads us. Like anything else, if there will be a bump in the road or an obstacle in our pathway, we'll get through. I've said this over and over again, that Baylor athletics has some really great moments in the past, but I believe our best days lie ahead."
Can I get some GIFs of every Rico catch today?— Veritas (@nharger) August 4, 2017
If you missed his TD catch last night, here’s the link. As for a gif, one per customer. This happens to be one of my favorite Rico catches.
Which will be the first team favored to beat the Bears? Would you take that bet?— Bob Lindsey (@iboblindsey) August 4, 2017
OU and yes. Better to catch OU early than later in the year.
Will the Athletic Department have recommended colors per game or per section like last year?— Stan Perry (@perry_stan) August 3, 2017
I was at the SicEm365 Media Event last Saturday and our Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs (try getting that title to fit on a business card), the great Doug McNamee spoke briefly on this. Here is the gist of it:
- Green and Gold are our official colors.
- If I remember correctly...kinda hazy because I was gorging on pancakes, we will be encouraged to alternate these colors during the season. All green one game, all gold one game, and so on.
- We will continue to stripe the stadium for Homecoming.
- No blackout.
- I’ll probably continue to just do my own thing.
Will it be awesome or great to see the Baylor Line run on the field without seeing Ken Starr's "trot" with them?— Stan Perry (@perry_stan) August 3, 2017
It will be AWESOME! As much as I love tail/sailgating, Mrs. BNT will tell you that I insist that we be in our seats in time to watch the Line run on the field. Also, I usually compliment line members I run (see what I did there) into after the game on their spirit and technique.
Is there any truth to a report I heard that Gary Patterson eats children?— Grant Settle (@grantesettle) August 3, 2017
Triggered! Time for your weekly GP reminder:
What's up with tommy bush? You think he's set to Texas now?— #WacOver18 (@sicembearsBU) August 3, 2017
He was in Waco this past weekend with his parents and was very positive. He’s still in play for us (no pun intended) and I like our chances.
What is the status of Trevon Blanchard? Will he be returning?— BaylorGirl82 (@Theresa03159013) August 3, 2017
Travon is still on the roster. I don’t know the status other than the situation has yet to be resolved. If it favors him, he might have to redshirt this season. We’ll have to wait and see.
Who do you have winning the Big 8 this year?— ProComm Sports (@Pro_Comm_Sports) August 3, 2017
Haven’t decided as I’m waiting for the ProComm Sports magazine with the Big 8 Conference preview to hit the newsstands to see their rankings.
Where do you think next years recruiting class will rank in the end? Top 20? Top 10?— Josh Thole (@joshthole) August 3, 2017
How we do during the season might have some impact, but we are certainly trending towards a Top 20 class.
Q for the mailbag: why DOES CMR mention Brewer anytime QB1 competition comes up? Motivation for older guys? Throw him a bone?— Ryan Parker (@RyanParkerTX) August 3, 2017
I can’t disagree with the answer below.
1) he's a baller— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) August 3, 2017
2) he's his first Baylor QB recruit. Almost like a first child. https://t.co/0xuTI94A9c
Comments on the stupid USA Today article about Rhule recruiting a "Temple" recruiting class?— Tracker (@TXWayne) August 3, 2017
This is all you need to see of the article to know that it has no credibility at all.
When I saw that sentence,
what's a realistic number of games we can win this year ? 6? Maybe 7? Divine miracle 8?— Bradley McCullough (@B_radMcC3) August 3, 2017
The team will be much different than the 2016 version of a ship without a rudder. From all accounts, the players are laser focused and have bought into CMR’s philosophy and system. The growing pains will come from learning and implementing the new system. Our offensive skill positions should be fine, but the lack of depth on the OL could become a major issue. On the defensive side of the ball, this team will be an improvement. I never thought I would say this, but I think the defense will keep us in some crucial games. I’m predicting 8-9 wins and if we beat OU to start conference play, then we will go 10-3.
Who needs Yoda when we have pic.twitter.com/gkVXoBXbML— SicEm (@BearNTex) July 31, 2017
are there any new Rhules for tailgating?— just amazing (@TheBearMaze) August 3, 2017
Yes, and it is extremely important. BNT is to be invited (and welcomed) to all tail/sailgates.
That’s it for this weeks mailbag. Leave comments or other questions below.