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The Daily Bears Report: Wednesday, October 7

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Baylor running backs coach and noted anti-Oklahoma saboteur Jeff Lebby broke down the running game's success against Texas Tech. Some of these runs are seriously incredible. Shock's balance and vision combined with a dominant offensive line are a deadly combination even without factoring in the passing game.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Go inside Baylor Film Room as coach <a href="">@JeffLebby</a> breaks down the running game against Texas Tech. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; BaylorSESP (@BaylorSESP) <a href="">October 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Lebby also has one of the funnest toys in college football at his disposal with LaQuan McGowan's affinity for the fullback position.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Player of the Week&quot; - Week 5: <a href="">@BUFootball</a> QB Seth Russell (Garland HS). <a href="">#SicEm</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Earl Campbell Award (@CampbellAward) <a href="">October 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Bryce Petty won the Campbell Award, given to the top native Texan in college football, in 2013. Trevone Boykin took it home last year. So far this year, Boykin, Russell, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Doctson, and Corey Coleman have shown themselves to be candidates.

Late Weekend News

Sorry for not covering the events of last weekend yet! There were a few important results besides the obvious victory over Texas Tech in football.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bears fall in four, get solid performance from Malloy with 15 kills, 12 digs and Fanning with 13 kills <a href="">#SicOU</a> <a href="">#SicEm</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Baylor Volleyball (@BaylorVBall) <a href="">October 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Coach McGuyre has already shown that this team has made progress, but there is still a lot of work to do to be competitive in the Big 12 in volleyball. Hopefully he recruits well and turns the program around in the next few years. Baylor did shut out Texas Tech a week ago, so it's not all bad.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BEARS WIN! BU (7-4-1, 2-0) tops ISU (5-7, 0-3) on Piercy&#39;s goal. 7 straight Ws &amp; 1st 2-0 Big 12 start since 1998! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Baylor Soccer (@BaylorFutbol) <a href="">October 3, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Baylor Soccer has gone on a ridiculous run of form over the last few weeks, winning seven straight and turning into an early Big 12 contender. The top programs in the conference loom in the future, but 2-0 is a better start than the program has had in conference play in years.

Tennis. Tennis? Tennis!

The more times you say tennis, the stranger the word becomes. Baylor has a few tennis events going on in the fall. Blair Shankle and Kiah Generette are currently competing in the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in California and are both doing quite well.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Generette and Shankle opened <a href="">#RivieraITA</a> with an 8-2 win in doubles, while Shankle picked up a 3-set win in singles.</p>&mdash; BaylorWTennis (@BaylorWTennis) <a href="">October 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No surpirse, but Baylor named Best College Tennis Facility in America by Tennis Magazine. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; BaylorWTennis (@BaylorWTennis) <a href="">October 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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That's no surprise. There are 18 courts and all of them are world-class. That's not counting the Penland courts, of course. Speaking of which, why do those ones still exist? We should build another fountain there.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here&#39;s a sneak peak at the 2015-16 <a href="">@BaylorMBB</a> poster!! Can&#39;t wait to reveal the whole thing!! <a href="">#SicEm</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Scott Drew (@BUDREW) <a href="">October 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I have met Scott Drew. I've had multiple encounters with him, in fact, though I doubt he remembers any of them. I'm like the guy who was struck by lightning seven times in Benjamin Button; I remember the encounters very vividly, but to Coach Drew I'm probably just another dopey guy who looks a bit familiar. And let me tell you: I have NEVER seen Scott Drew unenthusiastic. The man is pumped about everything. He's his own hype man. And I just know that this poster blew his mind. It still blows his mind. It will be in a constant state of blowing Scott Drew's mind until we get a new poster.

Please release this poster right now so I can take 421 of them and cover my entire duplex in them. These new Nike uniforms are slick and many talking heads have Baylor in or near the top 25 in their preseason rankings. If Rico Gathers, Taurean Prince, Lester Medford, and Jonathan Motley have all improved in the offseason, this team could be better than that.

While we're on the topic, I want to mention how active our basketball players are in campus life right now. Maybe it's their considerable stature that makes them noticeable, but I see these guys everywhere- usually with smiles on their faces, taking part in university events. Jo Acuil hangs out and plays ping pong at the SLC all day. It's good for the morale of the entire student body when the athletes just hang out with the rest of us.

The football hype video for the Kansas game should drop on Twitter later today. Be on the lookout.