Apparently the Bears are meeting with the media this afternoon either in advance or in the wake of their regular practice today, and there's a lot of fun, funny, and very interesting stuff that's being dropped on us, the vast majority of it dealing with new starting quarterback, Jarrett Stidham. Let's get to it.
Stidham's first start at Baylor will be on the road at Kansas State. Briles says that's what you want as a competitor.— John Werner (@JohnWernerTrib) October 28, 2015
I have to stop right there. This is exactly the point I was trying to make on the podcast yesterday - since it has to happen on a big stage, I love the fact that Stidham begins his career as a starter in Manhattan. It's going to be a big game atmosphere on national television on a Thursday night. Hostile crowd. Team that is always challenging but a bit down this year. I think it's the perfect scenario to find out just exactly what we have in this true freshman quarterback.
Briles asked if JS still seems like a frosh: "Not at all. You won't hear that word come out of my mouth because that's not how I view him."— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) October 28, 2015
Briles on first time he saw Stidham: "I thought he threw it as well anybody I'd ever seen, so it was just instant 'this guy's different'."— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) October 28, 2015
Briles says Stidham has done nothing to disprove his initial impressions that he was a special player. "Not one bit."— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) October 28, 2015
Baylor players have complete confidence in Jarrett Stidham. Believe they can still achieve national championship goal.— John Werner (@JohnWernerTrib) October 28, 2015
Some Excellent News Because We All Need It
Andrew Billings (ankle) expected to return vs. Kansas State. #Baylor— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) October 28, 2015
Well that is some very good news.
Stidham in Action, Plus Players' Thoughts On Him
Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham throwing to his receivers. pic.twitter.com/D9Bw5WckCX— Nick Canizales (@NickCanizales) October 28, 2015
"This isn't your every day freshman. He carries himself a little differently, & he's gifted." - Hawthorne on Stidham pic.twitter.com/qgkORaKXxo— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) October 28, 2015
"He's very mature for his age. Beyond his years. We have a lot of confidence in him." - Travon Blanchard on Stidham pic.twitter.com/3SzEcx6LV6— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) October 28, 2015
"He has kind of a glow to him. When you talk to him, he has a calming voice just like Seth."- Kyle Fuller on Stidham pic.twitter.com/PLixSwTUK8— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) October 28, 2015
BASK IN THE GLOW OF HIS PRESENCE, YE MORTALS.
/finds nearest wall, charges through it