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

We all long for the days when Bruiser, Joy and Lady can drink Dr. Pepper again:

Colt Barber of SicEm365 has two good pieces on Baylor football (free). One is on Ish Wainright:

No, Ish Wainright didn't get the Rico Gathers treatment when he played basketball for Scott Drew on the Baylor basketball team. In fact, it probably wasn't mentioned once that Wainright should consider playing football if basketball didn't work out.

In his other piece, Barber looks at Baylor’s tempo:

Matt Rhule has shown he isn't stubborn when it comes to adjusting the way things are done on the field to make sure his team has what it takes to win. That's a fortunate thing for Baylor fans who have been cautious about what exactly the offense will look like in Waco this fall and for the foreseeable future.

Nick Krueger of Rivals has a look at two 2020 Baylor targets (free):

At last weekend’s True Buzz Athletics media day, 2020 linemen prospects Courtland Ford and Branard Wright were among the underclassmen featured as top up-and-comers.

Ford holds an offer from Baylor, and Wright said that he feels the Bears are likely soon to offer him. Both appear to have a level of enthusiasm for the program.

Hoops:

Baylor made the top six for Luguentz Dort, a top 30 national player in the 2018 class. Oregon appears to be a slight favorite over the Bears. Cory Evans of Rivals caught up with Dort (free):

Scott Drew gave me my first offer. They have been with me for a long time.

"I really like the way they play with the pick and roll with their guards. I really like their system."

Ben Stram of FanRagSports likes Jo Lual-Acuil’s game:

With the departure of Johnathan Motley from Baylor’s frontcourt, Lual-Acuil will be primed for a breakout season as a two-way big man with shot-blocking and stretch potential. He has great size and length with a 7-3 wingspan, and he moves like a guard. Lual-Acuil still needs to add plenty of weight and gain more consistency from deep (33.3 percent on limited attempts), but the talent is there for him to be a second-round pick in 2018.