What was your most positive takeaway from the Liberty game? Mine was Anu's deep ball accuracy and poise.— Stan Perry (@perry_stan) September 6, 2017
The Philly Cheesesteak food vendor was really good. An added bonus is that it’s very close to my seats. As for the game itself, I definitely liked what I saw from Lovett at RB. He’s going to be special.
Lovett follow up question
Opinion on Lovett and his opportunity in the limelight. Offensive schemes-less of spread?— SICEMBALL (@SICEMBALL) September 6, 2017
He will shine! I look for a big day. I would have said yes to less spread, but with us now down a TE I’m not so sure.
What was your biggest disappointment in the Liberty game? Mine was failure to make defensive adjustments.— Stan Perry (@perry_stan) September 6, 2017
You wouldn’t be alone in your disappointment of the D. I’ve thought about retiring my pinned tweet on twitter, but I’ll give it a little more time to see if the D develops. I mean, even Luke Skywalker had to have time to develop under Yoda...right?
What's your hottest take for the game against UTSA— Hunter Ry ️erg (@hunter_ryberg) September 6, 2017
The McLane fox will corner and devour the UTSA lucky roadrunner that travels with the team before the game. This will fire up our Bears while leaving the UTSA players in shock.
What about all the other WRs: Atkinson and have we moved on without Lynch. Wasn't Lynch at one point the future?— SICEMBALL (@SICEMBALL) September 6, 2017
Even though Atkinson isn’t listed on the depth chart, doesn’t mean he won’t play. If we jump on UTSA (don’t @ me), then we should see him. Now that Houston is back, Lynch is still on the depth chart at CB, but it does open up the possibility of him playing both ways as the coaches want to get him on the field.
What is the current (plausible) best case scenario for finishing in football this season? (I prefer to focus on positives)— Erica K Swindle (@Future_Dr_Erica) September 6, 2017
From prognosticators that I respect, I’m hearing anywhere from 4-8 to 8-4. As most of you know, I’m a glass half full kinda Bear. I’m going with 8-4.
Would you buy an ish basketball/football combo jersey? MBB torso and FB sleeves— John Daniel (@john_is_a_boss) September 6, 2017
PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A THING!
Since Dalton Sturm is incredibly agile, do you think defense can bounce back against him?— Xavi Ferreris (@blessed_city) September 6, 2017
Sturm is a playmaker for sure with over 3,500 yds and 34 TD’s (13 int’s) in his career. We better be ready or we could see a repeat of “Buckshot”, which would leave us shell-shocked. Yes, I do think we’ll be focused and bounce back.
Can I still get a shoutout? I missed my opportunity last week— Patrick Herron (@pherron87) September 6, 2017
The podcast gives those (of which I am not a part...smh), but of course I’ll give you a shoutout!
In the past 2 years, I’ve missed a total of 2 home games. The guy I’ve enjoyed watching develop during this time is Jake Lindsey. He’s not flashy, but he plays hard and does the little things well. I believe he’ll step into the “glue guy” role.
Which player returning this week will have the biggest impact on the game?— Clay Cartwright (@clay34) September 6, 2017
I’ll cheat a little on this question only because he played the 2nd half last week and we sure could have used him the 1st half. That would be Mo Porter. Mo brings stability to the OL. On the defensive side of the ball, Jameson Houston.
What are we doing to shore up the pass defense?— Patrick bolin (@patrickbolin) September 6, 2017
Outside of young and inexperienced players learning through trial by fire, getting healthy. I have no doubt that the DB’s watched a lot of film from last week and made adjustments in practice. In answering a previous question, Houston being back this week should give us a boost. It looks like Davion Hall is not only back, but could start at safety. Just these two additions drastically upgrade our secondary. Also, an informative tweet from Colt Barber below:
Baylor had 8 DBs total in week 1 against Liberty.— Colt Barber (@Colt_Barber) September 6, 2017
7 were fully healthy; 1 walk on, 1 former WR.
12 DBs will be ready for UTSA. pic.twitter.com/pIPQmKwBpB
Your prediction on Ish Wainright's stats for his first start on Saturday night....GO!— Nathan Smith (@nathanbsmith) September 6, 2017
2 rec, 38 yds, 1 TD - How’s that? Also, I predicted he would be playing BU football while he still played for Scott Drew:
Biggest impact player for the basketball team now that Jonathan Motley is gone?— Sky S (@PhoenixKnight00) September 6, 2017
Being his senior year, this is Manu’s team. You can’t compete in the Big 12 without a point guard. He has the ability of hitting the big shot and taking control late in a game. His 12.2 ppg was second on the team last season. Now that he has Big 12 competition under his belt, I believe he will step up.
What changes in game day experiences at McLane did you see? I saw food trucks and the free roster handout, both much appreciated— Stan Perry (@perry_stan) September 6, 2017
To me the lines getting into McLane moved much quicker. But, one of my favorite changes was having this close by:
Will we see a massive shift in offensive strategy with 2 FR running backs.— Eric Donaho (@ericmdonaho) September 6, 2017
I don’t see us changing our game plan based upon the running backs. They were recruited because the coaches saw them as a fit for the offense they are implementing at Baylor. Also, before the season began CMR said they’d both get PT.
Andrew Morris to fullback?— Baylorfan (@Baylorfan3) September 6, 2017
Maybe, but he would be behind a beast in Boyd. Boyd was blowing people up with his blocks last Saturday! With TE depth being thin because of Feuerbacher’s injury, he or Boyd could slide over to TE. I really don’t know. I thought you might like to see a replay of Boyd’s blocking against Liberty.
That’s it for this week. As always, your questions and comments are welcome below.