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Daily Bears Report 10/24- Baylor Basketball Media Days, Volleyball and Football Takes

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We haven’t done one of these in a while, and they won’t quite be daily, but we’re going to do these at least a couple of times a week.

Big 12 Media Days:

Baylor’s crew spoke at Big 12 Media Days on Wednesday. There weren’t too many crazy takes, which is a good thing. The Bears were picked second in the league. Below is some interesting info:

Football:

John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald had a great article on the Bears’ defense:

“It’s amazing how many sacks we’re getting with a three-man rush,” said Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow. “But we’ve got some good players. It’s a combination of a lot of things. I think we’re covering better which gives them more time.”

Tim Watkins of Bears Illustrated had a fantastic take on Baylor’s rise:

With three years of development, scheme adjustments, and knowledge of the Big 12, the Bears have taken a significant step forward in 2019. You don’t go from 11 losses, down to 6, to none so far in year without those steps. The first step is building a defense that can compete and take something away from the offense. Two years of seeing big plays destroy the Bears now see a defense that is exceptional at taking those plays away. Baylor is now tied for 7th nationally in the fewest 40+ yard plays given up, allowing just three on the year. Last year, they were third worst nationally and gave up 41 of those or over three per game.

Volleyball:

Unfortunately No. 1 ranked Baylor volleyball fell to Texas on Wednesday night. The Bears are 16-1 and take on West Virginia at 1:00 on Saturday in Waco. That one will air on ESPN+.