Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Going where no man would go...

not many Sooner sports blogs are covering the Baylor Bears like we do here. Frankly, when my options for coverage are 1) season review of women's volleyball; 2) analysis of the mens bb loss to Stephen Freaking Austin; 3) covering women's hoops, I'm going to say, "hey, what's up with Baylor?"

part of that is the fascination with BU coach Art Briles. I loved watching Stephenville play when Briles was a h.s. coach, and Houston's been a treat to watch with Briles at the helm. Today the Waco Trib posted a couple of interviews with Briles, and one comment caught my attention.
Jerry Hill asked, "What's the between our offense and the offense we'll see
under you?" Briles response was, "The difference is we finished 10th in the
nation in rushing this year (239.92 yards per game). That’s one of the
differences. But at the same time, we’ve thrown for over 3,000 yards every
season. Which isn’t great, but it’s not bad. It’s throwing it around a little
bit."


Being the investigative journalist that I am, I decided to look at the BU record book. The Bears have thrown for over 3000 yards in a season twice - in 2006 and 2007. Things could be looking up for the Bears.

1 comment:

poopsandwich said...

Thanks for the love Head. Many are pretty pumped about our Briles. Being the Bastion of Baptist, the Jeruselem on the Brazos, some have even gone as far as to say, "How great thou Art!"

If we could have thrown for 3,000 yards, and ran for another 2,000, we may have won a few more games. OK, we had no chance of actually doing that, but a guy can dream, right?

And if my aunt had balls she would be my uncle...