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Report: Baylor's Jeff Lebby On the Sideline for OU vs. Tulsa on Saturday

I mean, what? Why? If this is true, and I have no reason to believe it isn't, he/we will be rightfully punished. Get ready for another Friday news dump.

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From the annals of dumbest possible minor rules violations comes ...

And here's the rule THAT supposedly violates, if true:

This may seem like a weird line in the sand for me to draw, but stay with me: I cannot abide intentional, knowing violations of rules seemingly bred from arrogance/recklessness.  This is a rule everyone in coaching is expected to know and follow.  Apparently, we didn't for whatever reason (which may or may not be anything nefarious, I don't know).  But regardless the reason, I can think of at least 3 reasons that's a very stupid thing to do:

  1. You're going to be seen, so don't do it.
  2. The chances you see anything helpful to you are pretty remote, so don't do it.

Anybody that tells you what to expect the NCAA to do about this has no idea, because I can't remember the last time this even happened.  Also, it's entirely possible that his presence there was completely innocuous. But it seems that a rule has been broken in one sense or another, potentially setting us up for yet another Friday (or whatever day) news dump about a suspended coach/player.  Yay.

UPDATE: JD Runnels was apparently among the people that saw Lebby at the game.  He tweeted about it:

That makes me feel better.

UPDATE #2: Briles has now weighed in at today's Meet the Press event: