I don't know how many people follow the Audible podcast done by FoxSports, but it's great and you absolutely should, if you don't. The latest installment of that podcast features Baylor's own Art Briles talking about the Bears' rise to national prominence, sustaining things going forward, and possibly taking next step in the era of the College Football Playoff. You should listen to it for nothing more than to hear what Briles thinks about this coming season.
You should also listen because Briles might have dropped some major news about Baylor's future football schedule that we've never heard before. I'll let you listen before I spoil it for you; the scheduling talk starts around 55:00 into the podcast, while the particular news I'm talking about comes in around 57:30.
New #Audible> Guest: @CoachArtBriles ..Plus @slmandel & I talk #Oregon, #Vols, #Utah & satellite camp issue. LISTEN: http://t.co/YZvfeUei10— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 28, 2015
So, in case you didn't hear it, Briles indicates that Baylor will play Mississippi State in 2020 and 2021. He's a bit hesitant about it, probably because it's still relatively far away, but it'd be an odd name to throw out without anything behind it at all.
So ... yeah. This is something we hadn't heard before, as far as I'm aware, and I'm not entirely sure what to think about it. Our non-conference schedules are full through 2019, so that fits, and it makes a lot of sense to schedule somebody big in there for 2020 and 2021. We'll just have to see what kind of announcement, if any, happens now that this cat is somewhat out of the bag, and how people take it.
Give me your thoughts in the comments!
UPDATE: The Athletic Directors for both Baylor and MSU have denied the existence of a scheduled game between the schools, and Baylor AD Ian McCaw says that they've spoken to MSU about it, but nothing is set. Also...
Baylor AD Ian McCaw tells @DavidSmoak he's talking to 3-4 Power 5 programs for noncon games in 2020-25 http://t.co/QslxtmFpY7— Max Olson (@max_olson) April 28, 2015
McCaw: There's one neutral (site) possibility out there but primarily we're talking home and home.— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) April 28, 2015