So...not having ANYTHING to do with my birthday (that was on Wednesday),
Right off the bat, here’s a BNT 3 for 1 as this seems to be the #1 question for Baylor fans at the moment.
Your take on the churn with Anu starting at QB?— Tracker (@TXWayne) August 30, 2017
What made Coach bench Zach smith? And info on Sanu and the whole situation?— Garrett Bradley (@22Garebear) August 30, 2017
Why did Solomon get picked over Smith as the starting QB?— Baylor Football News (@BaylorFBNews) August 30, 2017
I don’t think a player can get benched before the season starts. CMR is all about competition and letting the players win starting positions instead of anointing them. This goes for every position, not just QB. He was very complimentary of all 3 QB’s, but felt that Anu won the QB1 position for the Liberty game. One of the best explanations that I’ve seen is with an NFL tested and experienced coaching staff knowing how to assess strengths and weaknesses, they would go with the best fit for success. That means a mobile QB working behind a thin and somewhat inexperienced line would be the best combination. I said in an earlier mailbag that I thought Anu would play a lot (yes, I picked Zach to start) based upon the situation. But, CMR said that the announcement of the starter was just for this week and not for the season. Look for Zach to play a good amount, if not as much as Anu. You can hear the CMR interview here. Btw, it’s a great presser.
If you could pick the music for the Baylor Line Run, what would it be??— TheGrizz (@TheGrizzofBU) August 30, 2017
Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping for obvious reasons
Does Monty's Tulsa team give OSU a scare Thursday night?— Kevin Georgas (@RevKevGeo) August 30, 2017
Freshman you're most excited to watch?(Pitre, McVea, Lovett etc.) why?— Miles Morgan (@MilesMorgan31) August 30, 2017
All 3 intrigue me in different ways:
Pitre - The one recruit that stayed with us through all the horse hockey. Gotta love loyalty and obviously talented enough to start.
McVea - A RS-F who is a walk on starting?! Oh, and he runs a 4.38 40 to boot.
Lovett - Single digit jersey winner as a true freshman. CMR said he has seen it happen only once before.
Of the 4, and I’m excited to watch all of them, I think Lovett. This guy is going to become a very, very special player for Baylor.
Now for a follow up tweet to my answer.
What makes Lovett so special? He's got a single digit and in the 2-deep and he's been on campus two months?— Stan Perry (@perry_stan) August 30, 2017
Listen to the CMR interview regarding Lovett. Start at the 5:05 mark.
Who has best looking hair on the team— Xavi Ferreris (@blessed_city) August 30, 2017
Baylor’s very own Sampson, Tecklenburg.
What happened to Lenoy Jones, Jr. on latest depth chart?— Stephen Walker (@jesussavedme94) August 30, 2017
I don’t know of an injury, but I could be wrong. All I can figure is that he got beat out. With CMR’s constant commitment to competing, you can’t stand still while others get better. Doesn’t mean he’s not a good player, but the guys in front of him are better.
*BNT Disclaimer: This is BNT’s opinion, like most all comments BNT makes, good or bad it is what it is.
Who's the worst coach in school history? Can u rank em?— Shipwreck (@markthesnark) August 30, 2017
He whose name will not be spoken fills all 10 slots:
Will BU get 50 pts on the scoreboard in the season opener?— Jono & Guizmo (@JonoGuizmo) August 30, 2017
How did Sells manage to get a single-digit number while at the same time getting suspended for 3 games?— Zane Dennis (@zanetrain23) August 30, 2017
I’ve heard a rumor that it was something that happened this summer, but if that were the case I don’t think he would have been voted a single digit by the team. CRM won’t elaborate, so
Non tweet question:
Will the team continue to do the Bear Walk before each home game?
Yes. This is a standing tradition. Click here to access all of the Liberty game day activities.
The Bear Walk is a great tradition and like a kid, I stand there with the other fans high fiving, fist bumping, chest bumping, etc, the players.
Thoughts/Predictions on 2018 QB Bohanon and WR Bush?— Miles Morgan (@MilesMorgan31) August 30, 2017
I still think they’re trending towards Baylor. So yeah, this was a thing between Bush and Bohanon Tuesday:
Bowl predictions? Not thinking the USA Today one makes sense, starting with OU in the CFP.— Patrick (@Redbeard25) August 31, 2017
OSU - CFP; OU - Cotton; BU - Alamo (if we beat OU in the opener); KSU - Texas (cause I wanna see them beat A&M again); WVU - Liberty; TCU - Dallas; UT - Kansas ;)
Ok. As Tech loves to point out, maybe KK wins best looking coach. But did BU, as Shehan says, just win best looking Big 12 QB? Methinks yes.— Erik Medina (@erikmedinamd) August 30, 2017
I don’t pay attention to that kinda stuff, but I’ll let you be the judge.
Is Anu Solomon the most beautiful starting quarterback in the Big 12? pic.twitter.com/knhDufBM82— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) August 29, 2017
I will say that Anu is the most talented QB in the Big12.
That’s it for this week. As always, leave comments and questions below.
p.s. Be watching for the Liberty Game in Gifs to drop early next week.