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    Good story about Baylor

    I'd be lying if I said this didn't make me a little jealous...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/sp...imes&seid=auto

    How life has changed. In a city scarred by the deadly 1993 confrontation between federal agents and the Branch Davidian group, at a university marred by decades of athletic ineptitude, where a former basketball player killed his former teammate in 2003, it can now be suggested that Baylor sports fans are spoiled by success.

    To wit: Baylor has Griner, the Heisman Trophy winner (Robert Griffin III) and a potential N.B.A. lottery pick (Perry Jones III). Collectively, they went 40-0 from early November to mid-January, when at least 10 Baylor sports teams were nationally ranked.
    With the conference seemingly safe for the time being, Baylor turned its attention to a new football stadium. Briles can see the proposed site from his office. When he came here, Mulkey told him, “You just get us to a bowl game, we’ll get you a mansion on the hill.” That mansion is the stadium, for which Baylor must raise $250 million. That Griffin won the Heisman, the university’s first, helped immensely.

    “Baylor got more recognition from Robert winning than if you took all the money from every bank in Waco and tried to buy that,” Teaff said. “You couldn’t.”



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Good story! Thanks!!



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Sure they may get a new stadium, but they won't fill it. Their fan backing is absolutely pathetic.



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    I'd be lying if I said this didn't make me a little jealous...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/sp...imes&seid=auto

    It is amazing what Dr. Pepper money can buy . . at that travelers' paradise in Waco.

    But . . . I really like Griner . . she epitomizes Baylor.



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Madclone1 View Post
    It is amazing what Dr. Pepper money can buy . . at that travelers' paradise in Waco.

    But . . . I really like Griner . . she epitomizes Baylor.
    Because she has a good right hook to the jaw?



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    My wife and I went to the MBB game in Waco this year and the place was MAYBE 50% full - for a top 10 team playing the a conference game.

    Even my wife was disappointed in the crowd.

    The basketball arena reminded me of a high school gym same size and atmosphere. They may be winning, but I don't think they are winners.



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Nice article, but what goes up, must come down.


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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Baylor is pathetic. Worst fans in the conference. Just look at how they support their teams even when they're good.

    There might have been 4,000 people in the Ferrell Center on Saturday.

    I hope we beat them on Saturday and their players get to see what having fans is all about.


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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    It's shocking to me how poor their fan support is, given what they've been able to do recently.

    Even so, it's incredible how their fortunes have turned in recent years. It's amazing what having a true superstar (Griner & RGIII) can do for a program. And we might never know how Mr. Drew is getting all those players, but you can't deny that the talent he's assembled is pretty impressive (despite how poorly he seems to coach them).

    Time will tell if the success can last. My guess is that once RGIII is gone (next season) the football program will come crashing down to earth. But there doesn't appear to be any letting up for the basketball teams.



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    It's shocking to me how poor their fan support is, given what they've been able to do recently.

    Even so, it's incredible how their fortunes have turned in recent years. It's amazing what having a true superstar (Griner & RGIII) can do for a program. And we might never know how Mr. Drew is getting all those players, but you can't deny that the talent he's assembled is pretty impressive (despite how poorly he seems to coach them).

    Time will tell if the success can last. My guess is that once RGIII is gone (next season) the football program will come crashing down to earth. But there doesn't appear to be any letting up for the basketball teams.
    Well, Scott Drew's name is getting kicked around for jobs like Illinois, which I can see him taking. It has to get really old playing in 4,000 people with a Top 15 team night in and night out. Illinois can probably give him a raise + fan support he never dreamed of.

    If he can recruit 5 star talent to come play in a **** hole scrub town at a Univeristy that doesn't support them whatsoever, I'd have to imagine he could clean house in a nice midwestern college town where people actually give a damn.


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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Well, Scott Drew's name is getting kicked around for jobs like Illinois, which I can see him taking. It has to get really old playing in 4,000 people with a Top 15 team night in and night out. Illinois can probably give him a raise + fan support he never dreamed of.

    If he can recruit 5 star talent to come play in a **** hole scrub town at a Univeristy that doesn't support them whatsoever, I'd have to imagine he could clean house in a nice midwestern college town where people actually give a damn.
    Great point. I'd love to have him in another conference.



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Fantastic article. I've always had a soft spot for Baylor.



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    Because she has a good right hook to the jaw?
    She packs the gear for sure.



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    Re: Good story about Baylor

    Quote Originally Posted by azepp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Well, Scott Drew's name is getting kicked around for jobs like Illinois, which I can see him taking. It has to get really old playing in 4,000 people with a Top 15 team night in and night out. Illinois can probably give him a raise fan support he never dreamed of. If he can recruit 5 star talent to come play in a **** hole scrub town at a Univeristy that doesn't support them whatsoever, I'd have to imagine he could clean house in a nice midwestern college town where people actually give a damn.
    Great point. I'd love to have him in another conference.
    careful what u wish for. they might hire somebody that can coach.



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