I don't know if you guys noticed it being somewhat on the outside, but yesterday was one of the highest posting volume days in ODB history in terms of articles. Just so you don't miss anything, here's everything that went up yesterday in chronological order, and that's without the DBR I was supposed to write and didn't. Sorry.
Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 5
Baylor Rolls Through Iowa State ... In Gifs!
Meet the Press: Texas Longhorns
Results - Baylor vs. Iowa State - Predict the Score
Baylor vs. Texas - Predict the Score
Baylor Football Commits Recap 9/29
First Look: Texas Longhorns
That commit recap series is something I've wanted to do for a long time, so I'm glad to see that it was so well-received. Also, thank you for the warm welcome to Carter, who I think is going to do a great job.
Other than the above, a lot went down yesterday, starting with a couple of Texas players running their mouths:
Longhorns player: 'They're still Baylor ... we're still Texas' - SBNation.com
"Just because they started playing better, that's good for them."
Texas players’ comments escalate rivalry with Baylor - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
The verbal shots from the Texas Longhorns started coming Monday morning from Austin, and quickly grabbed the attention of the Baylor players.
Our players steadfastly refused to return fire, but several past Bears did so on Twitter:
Quandre Diggs on Baylor calling itself WRU - "Nobody's ever heard of that." - I guess he missed the 5 WRs in the NFL + 3 more next year.— Jordan Najvar (@jnaj18) September 29, 2014
the problem w/ UT is their players assume they're great. Winning games/championships make u great, not the teams success before u got there.— Jordan Najvar (@jnaj18) September 29, 2014
PREACH IT, JORDAN.
Boy UT got us messed up. I am http://t.co/60ZUJmh3CU on Saturday!— Glasco Martin IV (@Glasco_IV) September 29, 2014
Other neutral observers were equally unimpressed:
It’s pretty amazing that Texas players are going with the whole "We’re still Texas thing." Asking to be humiliated Saturday.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 29, 2014
Let's see, a motivated, insulted Shawn Oakman vs. those Texas OTs. Hide your eyes, people. #SicEm— Matt Hayes (@Matt_HayesSN) September 29, 2014
Baylor's 19-2 last 21. Texas: 12-9 RT @PaulMyerberg The whole "We're still Texas" mindset is how Texas got into this mess in the first place— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 29, 2014
Maybe Charlie Strong should take away the helmet logos again. His guys still don't quite get they aren't really Texas at the moment.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) September 29, 2014
The other big news of the day is that Baylor is finally healthy once again!
Baylor football getting healthy on offense in preparation for Texas | NCAA.com
As if playing Baylor wasn't scary already, the No. 7 Bears are getting healthy now.
No. 7 Baylor getting receiver Levi Norwood back | College Football
WACO, Texas (AP) — Seventh-ranked Baylor is getting another talented receiver back from injury.
I talked about that a bit in last night's First Look.
Justice Don Willett of the Texas Supreme Court Lights Up Twitter - NYTimes.com
In a state where members of the Supreme Court are elected, one justice uses Twitter, and often, to connect to his constituents.
Finally, a few tweets:
Amazing stat via @Big12Conference ... Baylor has 10 touchdown drives that covered more yards than seconds required. That's insane.— Dan Ingham (@InghamKWTX) September 30, 2014
BAYLOR PROUD THROWING SHADE.
Baker Mayfield's father calls Kliff Kingsbury a "scoundrel." "Focused or hellbent on punishing Baker." http://t.co/lPwis4iIBb— David Ubben (@davidubben) September 30, 2014