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Around the Web in 7 Days: A Briefing about Baylor

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With the Big 12 portion of KU’s schedule now upon us, it should be substantially easier to find news from around the web about KU’s upcoming opponent.

Big 12 teams are covered a little more intensely than the North Dakota States and New Mexico States of the world and this week’s opponent — the Baylor Bears — is certainly no exception.

With news outlets throughout Texas keeping an eye on the Bears, as well as the fact that quarterback Robert Griffin gives Baylor some sort of national pull, there are plenty of articles to skim through while waiting for this week’s kickoff.

Below are some of the best.

One other note of interest that we’ll start adding to the “Around the Web in 7 Days” segment is that Baylor opened as a 5-point favorite in Las Vegas this week. That line already has ballooned to as high as nine-and-a-half points in some places, with most of the betting world jumping all over the Bears.

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s a sample of what they’re saying about the Baylor Bears this week.

Week 5: Kansas Jayhawks (2-2) at Baylor Bears (3-1): 11 a.m. Saturday in Waco, Texas.

This entertaining feature on Robert Griffin was done during the preseason, as ESPN.com’s David Ubben looked at a day in the life of Baylor’s Big Man On Campus.

This Baylor Bears notebook from Dwain Price at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram outlines how the Bears are just three wins from bowl eligibility. It also briefly examines the BU running game.

Here’s a recap of Baylor’s 30-13 victory against Rice last week from Baylor’s school paper, The Lariat.

Here’s an early-September look at the Baylor defense from Baylor’s Rivals site, SicEmSports.com.

Bleacher Report says the Bears still are contenders.

Here’s a little info about the betting aspects of the game from an interesting site called Capperspicks.com. In addition to providing a quick breakdown of the matchup, it details each team’s trends against the spread.

* Note: The Waco Tribune’s web site is a pay site. There are different options for signing up to view their content, including a $1.99 day pass. If you’re interested in checking any of that out, visit their site here. I just didn’t want to post any stories from that site since not all of you would be able/willing to access them.

Comments

vmwskywalk 9 years, 4 months ago

Seems to me like Baylor has already chalked this game up as a win.

Michael Leiker 9 years, 4 months ago

Team should be fired up with some of those comments by Griffin...I'd like to see Lubbock Smith line up at corner a couple of plays and send him on a blindside corner blitz.

vmwskywalk 9 years, 4 months ago

Griffin doesn't strike me as much of a leader either.

sava12 9 years, 4 months ago

KU has to get pressure with the front four - Baylor loves the slant and LB blitz will just reinforce their middle passing game. Griffin is very athletic and is playing very well right now. However, pressure will cause him to make mistakes. I expect a lot of zone coverage out of KU.

LAJayhawk 9 years, 4 months ago

Matt, I'm not sure where you saw that opening spread, but scoresandodds.com has the opening line listed at 8.5. It is now currently at 9 (10 being the highest). All I've seen since the beginning of the week through other sources has been around 9 to 9.5.....

Matt Tait 9 years, 4 months ago

<p>Vegasinsider.com has the opening lines for every game and keeps track of a sampling of four or five sports books in Vegas as the lines change throughout the week.

That's usually where I go for things of that nature. Check it out.

KU_FanSince75 9 years, 4 months ago

Griffin was on my local sports in Wichita, KS. He was saying things like KU has some playmakers and we have to be very aware them, etc., etc. However, that was what Nesbitt from Georgia Tech said, too, and look what happened to the Yellow Jackets. This could be a "Georgia Tech-like" game if KU comes out fired up, only it's on the road. Rock Chalk!

minnhawk84 9 years, 4 months ago

Sam Houston, Buffalo, and Rice? The TCU game hopefully was more indicative of Baylor's true abilities. I don't think they are as tough as I was led to believe.

Ron Prichard 9 years, 4 months ago

"We're halfway there, and after this week we'll have another win towards that goal."

Man, I hope Gill has this posted in the locker room. Talk about no respect. Griffin sounds like a pretty good kid (and is definitely a great athlete) but hopefully this turns out to be a poorly thought out comment that adds to our motivation.

Come on, Hawks, get fired up!!

Ron Prichard 9 years, 4 months ago

"We're halfway there, and after this week we'll have another win towards that goal."

Man, I hope Gill has this posted in the locker room. Talk about no respect. Griffin sounds like a pretty good kid (and is definitely a great athlete) but hopefully this turns out to be a poorly thought out comment that adds to our motivation.

Come on, Hawks, get fired up!!

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