OurDailyPodcast (Baylor Football)

Coffey, Fank & Pope deal with their sadness over no Baylor game this weekend by recapping a dominant win over UTSA, dealing with some open/bye week stuff (shoutout volleyball), plus an interesting Big 12 weekend slate for picks of the week.

Direct download: 186_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Bye_or_Open_Week.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:35pm PDT

Coffey gives his picks. Then he, Fank, and Peter break down the win against SFA and look ahead to UTSA on Saturday in what's sure to be a scorcher. Plus picks!

Direct download: 185_-_OurDailyPodcast-_The_Brothers_Lynch.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

PREDICTIONS PODCAST! Fank and Peter break down their season predictions. How will Baylor Football fare this season?

Direct download: 184_-_OurDailyPodcast-_2019_Season_Preview_and_Predictions.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:07pm PDT

Mark Seymour is BACK on the podcast, joining Coffey, Fank, and Peter to take a look at the depth chart, single digit numbers, and your reader questions in advance of Baylor Football's first game!

Direct download: 183_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Podblocked.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:41pm PDT

Fank, Coffey, & Pope are back to get back into the groove and answer your questions!

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:17pm PDT

Coffey, Fank, & Peter are back on the podcast to talk about the Texas Bowl and do a "deep dive" into Vanderbilt as an opponent! SPOILER ALERT: We're not SEC experts. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Direct download: 167_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Hey_Look_Its_The_Texas_Bowl.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:42am PDT

Coffey, Fank, and Peter break down the last Baylor game of the regular season, a win over Texas Tech that sent the bears to a bowl game! The Bears are bowl eligible again after a 1-11 season!

Direct download: 164_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Lets_Go_Bowling.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:09pm PDT

Coffey, Fank, & Pope recap the butt that was TCU-Baylor, and preview the BUTT that is... well, BU-TT. Let's go. Happy Thanksgiving!

Direct download: 163_-_OurDailyPodcast-_BUTT_BOWL_2018_Cometh.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:43pm PDT

The full crew is back this week to break down Baylor football's loss to Iowa State, how it was closer than the scoreboard indicated, and all the shenanigans that ensued. Plus we're looking ahead to a monstrous tilt against TCU on Saturday, where the Bears are back in black!

Direct download: 161_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Blackout_TCU.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:54am PDT

With Coffey out on vacation, Fank and Pope break down the big Homecoming victory against Oklahoma State and take a look at the challenge against Iowa State in Ames on Saturday.

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:27am PDT

Yeah, so last week stunk, so we spend exactly 5:30 on it, then move on to more fun topics, like burgers and sailor bears. Plus we're talking Oklahoma State and picks of the week, too.

Direct download: 159_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Double_Bye_Week_Replacement_Tropics.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

Peter struggles to use his words, but Fank and Coffey pick up the slack as we're previewing the Baylor Bears' Thursday night matchup against West Virginia in Morgantown.

Direct download: 158_-_OurDailyPodcast-_This_is_Number_Episode.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:29am PDT

Baylor loses a heartbreaker of a game against Texas that, when looked at, provides a lot of silver linings and things for us to break down on this episode. And that's what we're doing!

Direct download: 156_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Progress_at_Texas.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 11:17am PDT

The list of "goods" is growing week by week, and while the "bads" are shrinking in terms of number, what remains... remains in a big way. We're recapping a big win over Kansas State and looking at what the Bears have to do to defeat Texas on Saturday. Plus our terrible picks!

Direct download: 155_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Have_you_Hurd.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:20am PDT

No clever title this week. We're looking back at the bad AND the good from the Oklahoma game. Surprise! There was good stuff in that game. Plus we're looking forward to K-State, an absolute must-win for Baylor's bowl hopes.

Direct download: 154_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Oklahoma_and_K-State_Stuff.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:23am PDT

Coff, Fank and Peter talk about the win against Kansas and some of the standout performances in the game before looking ahead to OU this weekend. We're all over the place in this one. Good times!

Direct download: 153_-_OurDailyPodcast-_Wins_are_Fun.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:40am PDT

We've got all the basketball jokes in a week where we're covering Baylor's games against Duke and Kansas... in football.

Direct download: 152_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Duke-Kansas_Sandwich.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:19am PDT

The Baylor Bears are 2-0 after a win over UTSA that was a bit more dominant than the scoreboard showed, and face an injury-hampered Duke Blue Devils squad on Saturday in Waco. Coffey, Fank, and Peter break it down, plus special guest David Hornbeak for some betting parlance lessons!

Direct download: 151-OurDailyPodcast-_Facebooked.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:43am PDT

Coffey, Fank, and Peter review the opening day victory over ACU, further reviewing the good, the bad, and the reviews that made this game last 16 and a half months. Plus looking forward to UTSA on Saturday and Picks of the Week!

Direct download: 150_-_OurDailyPodcast__Under_Further_Review.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:47am PDT

Elliott Coffey, David Fankhauser and Peter Pope bring you their preview of the entire 2018 season, game-by-game predictions, plus some news and notes and the return of Picks of the Week.

It's GAME WEEK!!

Direct download: 149_-_OurDailyPodcast-_2018_Season_Preview_and_Predictions.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:06am PDT

Coffey, Fank and Pope preview the 2018 Baylor Bears defense, breaking down the positions and what to look for and expect from each. Plus reader questions!

How are you doing? Doing okay? That's great. Say hi to your mother for me.

Direct download: 148_-_OurDailyPodcast-_The_2018_Defensive_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:21am PDT

Coffey, Fank, and Pope return to the podcast to preview the 2018 Baylor Football offense! A lot of unpacking in this mega-sized podcast, but here are some of the things we're dealing with: 



  • Home and home scheduled with Auburn!

  • Overall outlook of the offense: it should be better!
  • O-Line improvement and concerns
  • QB situation
  • WR depth and talent and, of course, Jalen Hurd

  • RBs should be better behind an improved O-Line
  • Reader Questions!

  • The weirdest intro video ever made
Direct download: 146_-_OurDailyPodcast__Listen_to_the_Football_Player_Man.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:04am PDT

BONUS CONTENT! Travis Roeder (AnEngagedObserver on ODB) and our illustrious managing editor Kendall Kaut give Pope and Fank a break, taking to the podcast to bring us a Big 12 Preview! Enjoy!

Direct download: 146_-_OurDailyPodcast__Big_12_preview_Kendall_and_Travis.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:42am PDT

Fank and Peter return after a bloody long hiatus to talk football and get things started again. Let's DO THIS.

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

SicEm365's Colt Barber joins David and Peter to talk about the early singing period, the amazing 2018 recruiting class, final targets for the class, and much more!

Direct download: 144_-_OurDailyPodcast__Signing_Day_Special_with_Colt_Barber.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:40am PDT

Coffey, Fank and Peter return to the podcast to do the briefest of season recaps, talk College Football Playoff controversy, the wildest Coaching Carousel ever, and the greatest bowl names in the history of bowl names.

Direct download: 143_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Mythical_Pirate_Festival_Bowl.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:14pm PDT

Happy Thanksgiving! Coffey, Fank and Peter recap a frustrating loss to Iowa State, look forward to TCU, a great CFB weekend and THANKSGIVING!!!!

Direct download: 142-OurDailyPodcast__Happy_Thanksgiving_.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:32am PDT

We're back to break down Baylor's loss in the BUTT Bowl, talk a bit about the greatness that is Taylor Young, plus CFP hypotheticals and a preview of Senior Day & Iowa State plus picks!

Direct download: 141_-_OurDailyPodcast__Taylor_Altuve.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:26am PDT

Coffey, Fank, and Peter are back to recap the Bears' first win against Kansas and look ahead to the matchup against Texas Tech in the BUTT Bowl!

Direct download: 140_-_OurDailyPodcast__Off_the_Schneid.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:34am PDT

Coffey, Fank, and Peter are back to try to make sense of a brutal Baylor loss to Texas and discuss what it means to "trust the process." Plus some special guest appearances.

Direct download: 138_-_OurDailyPodcast__Sunshine_Pumpers_and_Chicken_Littles.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:06am PDT

Fank returns to the podcast and we preview Baylor vs. Texas for Saturday. Keys to victory, key injuries, picks of the week and shoutouts! SIC 'EM!

Direct download: 137_-_OurDailyPodcast__HexTex.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:14pm PDT

Elliot Coffey and Peter Pope get back together for a recap of Homecoming and the West Virginia game, including Baylor's epic almost-comeback. 

Direct download: 136_-_OurDailyPodcast__West_Virginia_Homecoming_Recap.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT

Coff, Fank, and Peter return to do the shortest of recaps on the Oklahoma State game and then look ahead to HOMECOMING! West Virginia presents some interesting opportunities.

Direct download: 135_-_OurDailyPodcast__Homecoming_and_West_Virginia.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:31am PDT

Elliot Coffey, David, and Peter return to the podcast to talk about FAT GUY PUNTERS and punter recruiting, and the importance of punting in the Oklahoma State game. Plus much more about Baylor's trip to Stillwater.

Direct download: 134_-_OurDailyPodcast__Breaking_Down_Oklahoma_State.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:35am PDT

Elliot Coffey returns to the podcast to help us preview Kansas State, since the preview was like 4 minutes long. BONUS CONTENT! ENJOY!


Fank and Peter are here to talk about the most fun they've ever had watching a Baylor Football loss. All of the good, the bad, and some of the ugly. Plus, previewing K-State too!

Direct download: 132_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Process_is_Working.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:54am PDT

Elliot Coffey returns to the broadcast to break down the Duke game, look ahead to Oklahoma, and regale us with stories of Mattisbear's rec league basketball skills.

Direct download: 131_-_OurDailyPodcast__Elliot_Coffey_and_the_Honey_Badger.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 3:47am PDT

Fank said it... if Baylor lost to Liberty, we were shutting the podcast down. Welcome to... the podcast formerly known as ODP. This week we're joined by the cohost of the Postgame Fan Forum on 1660 ESPN Central Texas and Baylor Bear great Elliot Coffey. Elliot helps us make sense of the Liberty game and give us some things to look forward to against UTSA.

Direct download: 129_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Podcast_Formerly_Known_as_ODP.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:24am PDT

Fank and Peter are back to kick of the 2017 football season by previewing the offense, such at it is. Lots of speculation on schemes and deep dive on the depth chart, plus a little fun with uniforms on the front end.

Direct download: 126_-_OurDailyPodcast__2017_Offense_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:14am PDT

Amy rejoins Mark, Fank and Peter to go rails off while talking about Matt Rhule's excellent week, the depth chart and listener questions!

Direct download: 125_-_OurDailyPodcast__You_have_Shoulders_He_Has_Boulders.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:41pm PDT

Amy Pagitt, Mark, Fank and Peter are back on the podcast to recap the Baylor Football Spring Game... and as you might expect, the wheels come off a bit. Or never get on... or whatever.

Direct download: 123_-_OurDailyPodcast__Go_Wash_Your_Teeth.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:44pm PDT

Amy Pagitt, Mark, Fank and Peter are back on the podcast to recap the Baylor Football Spring Game... and as you might expect, the wheels come off a bit. Or never get on... or whatever.

Direct download: 123_-_OurDailyPodcast__Go_Wash_Your_Teeth.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:44pm PDT

Welcome to Baylor, Matt Rhule. Mark, Fank, and Peter are talking about the new head coach of Baylor Football and the impression he left after his first day as head coach.

Direct download: 114_-_OurDailyPodcast__Welcome_to_Baylor_Coach_Matt_Rhule.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:39am PDT

IT'S BU-TT BOWL WEEK! And we're spending a lengthy amount of time on what should amount to a titanic clash between two heavyweights that—juuuust kidding. Mark rejoins Fank and Peter to discuss coaches, PJ Fleck, TEXAS LOST TO KANSAS, and a little bit of the BUTT bowl. It's fun. 

Direct download: 113_-_OurDailyPodcast__Everythings_Coming_up_BUTT.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

We're saying thank you to Seth Russell this week, plus looking at OU, MBB over Oregon, K-State this Saturday, plus coaching talk!

Direct download: 112_-_OurDailyPodcast__Thank_You_Seth_Russell.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:43am PDT

Things came off the rails last weekend, starting on Friday night. We're here to talk about it. All of it. 

Direct download: 111_-_OurDailyPodcast__Things_Fall_Apart.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:32am PDT

Amy Pagitt joins David and Peter to discuss the Baylor game against TCU... It was a "live" podcast, so things are kinda off-the-rails. Sorry not sorry.

Direct download: 110_-_OurDailyPodcast__TCU_Preview__Live__and_Off_the_Rails.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:04am PDT

The CFP Rankings are dumb. That game against the Texas Longhorns was dumb. Officiating is dumb. Everything is dumb.

Direct download: 109_-_OurDailyPodcast__Everything_is_Dumb.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:05am PDT

Looking back at the final bye week of the season for the Baylor Bears and what we learned about the Big 12, plus previewing the biggest game of the season for the Bears thus far. We're talking Baylor vs. Texas. 

Direct download: 108_-_OurDailyPodcast__Texas_Time.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:09am PDT

After months of courting presentations from expansion lottery hopefuls and generally leading the world of college football on, the Big 12 Conference is NOT expanding. This comes as a surprise to no one, most likely, but it's still somewhat ridiculous, given all the talk of "psychological disadvantages" and openness to expansion of the past few months. Still, though, the conference is keeping its plan of adding a Conference Championship Game in place, because that's still a GREAT idea (it's not). 

We're talking about that! We're talking about Homecoming! We're talking about the first half of the season! Much, much more. Get it.


After a week off, ODP is back, talking about some of the more exciting moments from last weekend, the relative size of college metropolitan areas, population requirements for Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and other really important things like how many levels could Patrick Levels level. And oh yeah, Homecoming against Kansas.

Direct download: 106_-_OurDailyPodcast__Roadtripping_with_Francis_and_Scully.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:35am PDT

After a week off, ODP is back, talking about some of the more exciting moments from last weekend, the relative size of college metropolitan areas, population requirements for Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and other really important things like how many levels could Patrick Levels level. And oh yeah, Homecoming against Kansas.

Direct download: 106_-_OurDailyPodcast__Roadtripping_with_Francis_and_Scully.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:35am PDT

David and Peter are back in advance of the Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears game in Ames, Iowa on Saturday. Before we get there, we're talking about LSU's firing of Les Miles and its impact on the Baylor coaching search, as well as the growing cult following of PJ Fleck. Of course, we're also talking Iowa State vs. Baylor and picks of the week!

Direct download: 105_-_OurDailyPodcast__Hooray_for_Ames.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:16am PDT

Fank and Peter are back on the podcast talking about the Baylor Bears' 35-24 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the performances on both sides of the ball. We're talking about just how impressive this defense was, despite being completely gassed and giving up ALL the yards on third downs. Because when you look closely, it really was dang impressive. There's a lot of football left to be played, but for at least the first game of Big 12 play, we're satisfied.

Direct download: 104_-_OurDailyPodcast__A_Love_Letter_to_This_Defense.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:52am PDT

Recapping the Baylor Bears win over the Rice Owls, the rest of non-conference play, the Big 12 to date (which appears to be wide open at this point), plus looking ahead to Oklahoma State and the gold rush on Saturday. 


Look when we decided to do an episode of the podcast recapping the SMU game it was because there was a TON of stuff to talk about from Week 2. As it turns out, this week's matchup is less than compelling. We're soldiering on, though! We're talking Baylor vs. Rice, our go-to teams in NFL Blitz and Tecmo Bowl, picks of the week, plus your questions! Enjoy.

Direct download: 102_-_OurDailyPodast__How_Dare_You.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:14am PDT

Fank and Peter are back to recap the SMU game. We're discussing our impressions of the White Out - how it looked both in person and on television. We're talking offensive struggles, Seth Russell's accuracy issues, stone hands problems, and how comparisons of some of these early-season struggles to the first two games of last year are keeping us from panicking. We're confident that the offensive issues will get sorted out in due time. Both lines struggled, but the defense really kicked it into gear after the first quarter, and definitely came out of halftime ready to play.

Patrick Levels had himself another fantastic game, and we got to see the return of Orion Stewart to dominance, with one touchdown-saving interception and then scored on his second interception of the game. Davion Hall got to use his height to his advantage, as well as his wide receiver hands in jumping up to snag an interception in the end zone. Some real bright spots in this game. 

Plus we're talking wild finishes in the Big 12. Fun times.

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:23am PDT

Episode 100. Wow. David Fankhauser and Peter Pope take to the airwaves to celebrate the 100th episode with some talk about the late breaking story regarding the Pepper Hamilton Report, recapping Northwestern State and the rest of Week One, plus looking ahead to SMU and sharing some of our favorite podcast moments of the last three years. Thanks for everything, folks.

Direct download: 100_-_OurDailyPodcast__All_About_the_Benjamin.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:20am PDT

Peter and David are joined by Kendall Kaut, the new Managing Editor of Our Daily Bears to make season predictions for the Bears. Kendall shares his experience meeting David Beaty in a Chipotle and the KU Head Coach's... interesting... order. Plus we're covering listener-submitted predictions and some picks of the week!

Football is back, everyone! These are exciting times.

Direct download: 99_-_OurDailyPodcast__Season_Predictions_and_Burrito_Bowls.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:27am PDT

David Fankhauser rejoins the podcast to take a look at both sides of the ball and get this train rolling. Plus some bonus content with Ted Harrison, catching up with him about his new gig at SicEm365.com.

Direct download: 98_-_OurDailyPodcast__2016_Team_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:35am PDT

Mark and Peter take back to the airwaves after a 4+ month hiatus to discuss... Well, everything. A lot has happened since the last podcast. Peter's wife had a baby. Yay! Some unpleasant basketball happened. Boo. And... All the rest of it. 

Sigh.

We have to talk about it, at least for a bit. Art Briles is no longer the head football coach. Ian McCaw is no longer the Athletic Director. All but one of the 2017 commits decided to reopen their recruiting. A sizable chunk of the 2016 class, which had signed Letters of Intent, were released and have selected new schools. And then there's the matter of Jarrett Stidham.

But...

The nucleus of the 2016 squad is still here. We may have some depth issues on the offensive and defensive lines, but the 2016 team is still in pretty good shape, all things considered. 

And we have a new Athletic Director. Mack Rhoades is in. Media Days are figuratively right around the corner. 

Football is coming. 

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:03am PDT

The most successful signing day possibly in Baylor history (but certainly of the Briles era) has come and gone. 4 recruits are already on campus and will participate in Spring Drills with another 18 signing their letters of intent, and things turned out pretty spectacularly for the Bears. We’re breaking down this signing class with Colt Barber of BearsTruth.com for your listening enjoyment! Before we get to the podcast, here’s the full class for your reference purposes:

Offense

QB: Zach Smith (Early Enrollee)
RB: Kameron Martin
WR: Jared Atkinson
WR: Devin Duvernay
WR: Tren’Davian Dickson (Early Enrollee)
WR: Denzel Mims
OG: Patrick Hudson
OG: Branton Autry (JUCO transfer)(Early Enrollee)
OT: JP Urquidez

Defense

DT: Bravvion Roy
DT: Dequinton Osborne (JUCO Transfer)
DT: Jeremy Faulk (JUCO Transfer)(Early Enrollee)
DE: Micheal Johnson
DE: Brandon Bowen
LB: Deonte Williams
CB: Grayland Arnold
CB: Raleigh Texada
CB: Rajah Preciado
CB: Parrish Cobb
S: Chris Miller
S: Kenan Ivy
ATH: Donovan Duvernay

Here’s What We’re Talking About!

  • Drama-Free NSD
  • A strong finish to the class
  • Looking at the Defensive Side of the Ball
  • Immediate Impact Potential
  • Any Needs?
  • The Cornerbacks
  • Some background on the Parrish Cobb Recruiting Saga*
  • Insight into the recruiting process
  • A bit about the offense (but honestly we’re spending most of our time on the defense)
  • Listener Questions!

*This is something that Colt’s promised to tell on BearsTruth after National Signing Day, but decided to go ahead and share with us on the podcast as well. We’re thankful.

A huge thanks to Colt for joining us on the podcast!

Direct download: 96_-_OurDailyPodcast__Signing_Day_Spectacular.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:07am PDT

If you haven’t looked yet, you should probably keep an eye peeled outside of your house, around your neighborhood or place of employment, because there’s a good chance that Johnny Jefferson will have either ran past your house or will in the very near future. We said on the Preview podcast (or perhaps the Texas recap? I forget) that he would have to have a monster day to hit 1,000 yards rushing and, boy, did he ever. He hit the mark right on the nose, with 299 yards rushing in the game to become Baylor’s second 1000-yard rusher for the 2015 season.

So yeah, we’re talking Johnny Jeff. What else? I’m glad you asked!

The Stuff

  • Happy New Year!
  • College Football Playoff on New Years’ Eve (ugh)
  • Possible solutions to the situation
  • Playoff Results
  • New Years Six Bowl Results
  • Big 12 Bowl recap
  • THE RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL!!!
    • Crow is eaten
    • But mostly, we’re marveling at:
    • Coaching staff
    • Stable of RBs and snap-takers
    • Johnny Jefferson
    • Offensive Line
    • More!

This was SUCH a fun game, and we’re glad to have gotten to take part in it.

Question for the Commentariat

How do you feel about a) those games being on New Years’ Eve instead of New Years Day or later and b) the CFP games not being the last bowl games of the season? What are your thoughts on fixing?


Merry Christmas, everyone! Our gift to you this Christmas Eve is a podcast! Because we love you and we’re here to entertain you while you travel, do your last minute shopping, or whatever. We podcast, you decide.

Mark returns to the podcast for a preview of the Russell Athletic Bowl, the Baylor Bears, the North Carolina Tar Heels, and everything involved therein. Before we get to the topics, though, I hope you notice that I put together a special introduction this week, paying homage to the most dynamic receiver in the country, Biletnikoff winner Corey Coleman. I had hoped to be able to do this after the bowl game and add in whatever scores he had against UNC, but sadly, that is not to be. So, I hope you enjoy it. Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • The injury situation to Jarrett Stidham, Shock Linwood, Coleman, and possibly Patrick Colbert
  • What this offense will look like without those players
  • Self-scouting and “conventional wisdom”
  • The Tar Heel defense, its strengths, weaknesses, and aggressive secondary
  • How often do we see the WildBear?
  • UNC’s offense and their weapons. Do they seem somewhat familiar to you?
  • The weather
  • Much more about the game
  • Briefly: Texas’ OC hire, A&M’s QB transfers, Kylo Ren’s decision to Transfer from Texas A&M
  • Overcast: a podcasting app for iOS

We hope you enjoy the podcast, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Direct download: 93_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Russell_Athletic_Bowl_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:23am PDT

A loss is a loss. There’s no getting around that. But that doesn’t begin to sum up what happened on Saturday when the Bears played host to the Longhorns. Though the Longhorns were ultimately victorious, that second half was some of the most fun I’ve had watching football in quite a long time. Mark and I are back on the podcast to talk about that, the Playoff a bit, and more. Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • A measure of perspective on this season (we’ll do a full recap at some point)
  • Baylor lands in the Russell Athletic Bowl
  • The RAB Twitter account makes us excited about the bowl
  • The Texas Game
  • The halftime adjustments, and credit where it is due
  • Peter’s random halftime lunch experience
  • The defensive performance
  • We’d like more, please
  • The Big 12 OOC scheduling requirement
  • The Playoffs and New Years Six bowls (as well as the Alamo Bowl)
  • Rico Gathers (no, really)

 

Direct download: 91_-_OurDailyPodcast__Valiant.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:28am PDT

Mark and Peter decided to do a live podcast on December 3, and this was the result. It's the final episode of the season, and we're talking about the Coaching Carousel, the TCU game a bit, plus looking ahead to Saturday's matchup with Texas. 

Direct download: 90_-_OurDailyPodcast__Nobodys_Listening_or_The_Texas_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:43am PDT

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Because of the holiday, we went ahead and recorded a podcast a day early, just like we promised that we would do! As teased on the last episode, BearsTruth’s Amy Pagitt makes her triumphant return to the podcast this week! Also, recording on a Tuesday night has the added benefit of bring right after the announcement of the College Football Playoff Rankings, so we’re talking about that a bit in this episode. Finally, some rankings to not send your blood pressure through the roof! That’s some good news. Let’s do this.

Here’s some of the stuff we’re talking about:

  • Gary Patterson’s strange logic behind his decision to go for 2 against OU
  • The College Football Playoff Rankings - hey, Baylor’s in a pretty decent spot!
  • TCU in Fort Worth on Friday
  • The Injuries
  • The Weather and which team an inclement weather game favors
  • The Revivalry
  • Reader Questions! Woohoo!
  • Picks of the week
  • Bristol Palin’s baby Sailor. Sorry, that should be “baby, Sailor.” She doesn’t have a baby sailor, though if anyone were to put an infant to work swabbing the decks, I guess it would be Bristol Palin. Anyway, don’t let this deter you from listening. We don’t really talk about it. Except for Amy.

Hope you enjoy this one! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Direct download: 89_-_OurDailyPodcast__Gobble_Redux.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:55am PDT

HUGE victory in Stillwater, OK. The Bears stay alive in both the Big 12 title race and the national conversation. Mark's back this week, and we're talking all about the win, and more:

  • Art Briles as baker extraordinaire
  • All about the defense
  • Andrew Billings
  • Travon Blanchard
  • Shawn Oakman
  • Grant Campbell setting the tone
  • Some refereeing talk
  • All the rest
  • Jarrett Stidham and Chris Johnson both have stellar days, despite injuries
  • KD Cannon
  • All of the offense
Direct download: 88_-_OurDailyPodcast__We_Fixed_the_Glitch.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:05am PDT

Mark was indisposed on recording day, so Peter went solo for the podcast this week. There's a ton to talk about and another live show just wasn't in the cards. We've been putting off talking about OU long enough, so here you go.

Topics:

  • College GameDay
  • McLane Stadium Atmosphere AND FLYOVER
  • Oklahoma
  • CFP Rankings
  • ALL the injuries
  • Oklahoma State

There's a ton there, but given the fact that it's only Peter, "we" make short work of the podcast. If you have feedback, let me know, I'd love to hear it.

 

Direct download: 87_-_OurDailyPodcast__Going_Solo.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:09pm PDT

Mark and Peter returned to the live format to preview College GameDay, the BlackOUt game against Oklahoma, and take listener questions from the blog. What ensued was a generally wheels-off podcast, which is always fun! About an hour into the thing, TV's Greg Tepper decided to stop by and further derail the entire thing to fun and entertaining effect!

 

Remember: TEPPER LOVES BAYLOR signs for GameDay!

Direct download: 86_-_OurDailyPodcast__BlackOUt_LIVE_feat._TVs_Greg_Tepper.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 3:54am PDT

PODCAST TIME!

I gotta tell you, this was a tough podcast to get up for. K-State was a challenging game and I mean no disrespect to the Wildcats or anyone associated with them… It’s just that the game was several days ago, and there’s been some massive shifting that’s taken place in the Big 12 (plus some great news about GameDay, etc.) since the game took place. That said, once we’re back in the swing of things, we’re rolling. Let’s get to it!

What are We Talking About?

These are mostly from memory because, like the true pro that I am, I forgot to jot down our topics as we covered them.

  • First things first, some big news in the world of recruiting dropped literally right before we started to record. We’re talking about that.
  • Recapping Kansas State
  • Stidham’s “underwhelming” (LOL) performance - goodness gracious he looked good
  • The game plan on both sides of the ball
  • The defensive performance and what we can take away from this
  • The rest of the Big 12 action
  • The College Football Playoff and the rankings: Both the good and the bad.
  • Oh yeah - COLLEGE GAMEDAY! Really, don’t do a 61–58 sign. Be better.
  • 5-Star Review Shoutouts!

Who do you want to be the College GameDay guest picker? Let us know in the comments.

Direct download: 85_-_OurDailyPodcast__Corey_Coleman_and_the_Temple_of_Doom.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:25am PDT

As the shock of the injury to Seth Russell began to wear off and the reality that Jarrett Stidham was now the Bears quarterback for the foreseeable future, there seemed to emerge two threads on our new quarterback: 1) he’s a true freshman and people don’t think true freshman can’t take a team all the way and, 2) Stidham isn’t your average true freshman. He doesn’t think like a true freshman, act like a true freshman, or play like one. This comes from sources we tend to believe: The coaches and players. Instead of talking about the first, I feel that the why behind the second thread is far more interesting. What makes people gush with praise about him when he’s been on Baylor’s campus for less than a year?

I decided to turn to Greg Tepper, one of the state’s leading experts on high school football. He graciously agreed to return to the podcast to discuss Stid’s skillsets and what we can expect from the quarterback. And then we proceeded to talk about that and basically everything else, too.

Be forewarned: this podcast is long. Sorry. It’s also all over the place. How quickly it went off the rails (10 minutes before I hit the record button) can only be described as Isbearian. Expect a true cold open because we just got right to the discussions and I realized it was good audio, so I hit the record button. Anyway, here’s what we’re talking about:

  • The blog’s humble yet auspicious beginnings
  • Conference realignment (huh)
  • Dave Campbell pops up everywhere
  • Candy Corn (we had to)
  • Jarrett Stidham, his abilities, and what causes others to lavish him with praise at this stage
  • ACC vs. Big 12 Refs
  • Mark and Tepper talk more about how TCU & Baylor “are the same” - ready your emails and pitchforks
  • The Art Briles heel turn
  • International soccer… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Television’s Greg Tepper
  • The Big 4 of the Big 12
  • GP’s end-of-game handshake with Dana Hologram

There’s a lot packed into this episode, folks. I hope you enjoy it.

Direct download: 84_-_OurDailyPodcast__Tepper_Strikes_Back.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:41am PDT

This was probably the most difficult time I've ever had coming up with a podcast title. Simply put, we are devastated for Seth Russell. Our prayers are with you, Seth, and we hope for a quick and complete recovery. 

Direct download: 83_-_OurDailyPodcast_-_We_Love_Seth_Russell.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:42am PDT

Well, we’ve got some weather headed our way this weekend. The Cyclones! Iowa State is coming to town. Oh yeah, there’s also some really wild weather patterns that have done some stuff to our university’s plans for Homecoming. For the first time since 1936, Baylor has had to cancel many Homecoming festivities like the bonfire, the parade, and more. But don’t you worry! Pigskin is still a go. Also, the game. They’re playing this game, regardless of how much it’s raining. Get your ponchos ready!

The Podcast will not be impacted by weather! sorta.

  • Mark’s trip has been canceled due to Hurricane Patricia (which may or may not be the cause of the rain in Waco? We’ll call it a contributing factor). Sorry, all you aspiring ODB account tweeters.
  • There’s some rain headed our way, and it’s sogging up plans for Homecoming. A bummer, but the game must go on!
  • Canceling the bonfire and the parade makes us sad. It makes my wife and I sad because a 1 & 3 year old girls in their little cheerleader outfits at the Homecoming parade is SUPER ADORABLE.
  • This is the first Homecoming Parade since 1936 to be canceled. I’m pretty sure I said 1937 on the podcast.
  • Impact of the rain on the game: Will there or won’t there be?
  • Oh yeah: COMMENTARIAT PARTICIPATION ALERT (see details below)
  • Previewing the game and how it might play out
  • Your questions!
  • Picks of the week!

That’s what we’re talking about for the most part folks! Woohoo.

Direct download: 82_-_OurDailyPodcast__Hurricane_Homecoming.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:30am PDT

Mark and Peter are talking about whether the Michigan loss vs. Michigan State was worse than 1999 UNLV, recapping the Baylor vs. West Virginia game a bit, plus giving midseason grades on how the team has done thus far.

Direct download: 81_-_OurDailyPodcast__Now_Were_Here.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:38am PDT

Mark and Peter did a live podcast on 10/14, taking reader questions, discussing the dominating performance against Kansas, and previewing the West Virginia football game! Come enjoy the show, and as always, tell your friends!

Direct download: 80_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_McGowancast_Previewing_WVU_Live-ish.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:43am PDT

The Baylor Bears football team faces the Kansas Jayhawks this weekend, and quite frankly it doesn't provide the sexiest of match ups to preview. We're talking about MORE stuff than just that though!

  • Ian McCaw Unblocked ODB on Twitter!
  • TCU fans vandalized the RGIII statue!
  • Jason Kirk wrote a hilarious, depressing, and true post!
  • We look at Kansas!
  • More than just those things!

Hope everyone enjoys the podcast!

Direct download: 79_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Smorgasboard.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:04pm PDT

Well that was a good amount of fun, wasn’t it? After a day’s delay, Mark and I take to the airwaves once again to recap the Texas Tech game and all the wild events occurring in the Big 12 this past weekend. The Bears soundly defeated Texas Tech on Saturday in a win that has many of the pundits naming Baylor their new #1 team in the country. This is a reality that is, of course, terrifying for many Baylor fans (guys, it’s going to be okay). But we’re not talking about that so much! What exactly are we talking about? I’m glad you asked!

What we’re talking about

  • Taking the foot off the gas
  • Some quality defensive play that we’re happy with
  • Offensive efficiency
  • Corey Coleman: Is he the best WR in Baylor history?
  • Shock Linwood’s spectacular game
  • There’s more stuff in there
  • I can’t remember off the top of my head
  • Oh yeah!
  • Recapping the Big 12
  • Iowa State 38, Kansas 13
  • Oklahoma State 36, K-State 34
  • The Great Big 12 Officiating Debacle of October 3, 2015*
  • Oklahoma 44, West Virginia 24
  • TCU 50, Texas 7
  • A teensy bit about S&P+, but possibly more to come

*Last week we got called out in the comments to the podcast because we were apparently “whining” about the officiating without acknowledging that it’s a difficult job. We fully recognize that officiating is a thankless and incredibly difficult job. But, like any job, there can be excellence or incompetence performing it. While even the best and most prepared refs can miss calls here and there, what the Big 12 is dealing with is beyond the occasional missed call at this point.

Fun weekend! Even though we recorded on Monday night, we’re still planning on recording the Kansas preview on Wednesday night. Get your questions in now, folks. I’m sure there will be an incredible number of them.

Direct download: 78_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Bears_and_the_Blackbird.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:36am PDT

What a week! We’ve got a TON to talk about on this week’s podcast, the final “combined” episode where we’ll both look back at what happened last week and look ahead to what’s coming on Saturday. Rejoice! More podcasts to come! Let’s get to it, shall we?

We’re leading off the show with an announcement. I’m teasing it here because we jump into it immediately.

What Else We’re Talking About

  • The Great Alan Eck Conspiracy of 2015. We’ve cracked it, folks.
  • The Rice game, one of the most impressive performances we’ve seen from Baylor Bears football in quite some time
  • Best performances of the day which weren’t Corey Coleman (because, c’mon): Taylor Young, Travon Blanchard, Shock Linwood, Shawn Oakman*
  • The Oakman sack/holding sequence: Go watch it
  • A bit about the TCU/Texas Tech game - but not a ton
  • Short, short look at WVU - they’re interesting, but they haven’t played on the road yet (and their road slate is brutal)
  • Previewing Texas Tech vs. Baylor
  • The Cloak & Dagger Injury Game with Kliff Kingsbury and Pat Mahomes
  • Differences between Mahomes and Davis Webb
  • An improved Tech rushing attack
  • Reduction in the typical Tech Achilles heels (can there be multiple Achilles heels? Whatever, they had them but they don’t this year)
  • Explanation of tackling issues from the early portions of the season
  • Art Briles gives us a fantastic quote. Just fantastic.
  • Picks of the Weeeeeeeeeek

Enjoy!

Direct download: 77_-_OurDailyPodcast__Devastatingly_Dominant.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:02am PDT

Thursday means podcast! Mark and I are back in business after a week off due to schedule conflicts and sheer exhaustion. With essentially two weeks worth of news there’s a lot to discuss, but we manage to get through it all and have a good bit of fun doing it. And oh yeah, it’s GAME WEEK again! We’re talking Bears vs. Owls and getting ready for that. Plus, Mark put out a call for questions and got some good ones worthy of discussion, so we’re getting to that.

Here’s what we’re talking about

  • Secret Service Call Signs!
  • Player dismissals!
  • Sidelinegate!
  • The next Friday news dump!
  • On losing and regaining edges!
  • Gary Patterson says silly things!
  • You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!

We’re also getting into the Rice game and the things that we’re looking forward to. We’re both excited for this game because it presents opportunities for improvement and breakout performances. Mark’s keen to see what the defense has cooked up for Saturday and how they respond after a couple of difficult first halves to games thus far. I’m all about that Seth Russell and what we can see from him.


Mark and Peter take to the airwaves once again to discuss Baylor Football, the Bears' performance against SMU, and a quick look ahead at what's to come against Lamar.

Direct download: 75_-_OurDailyPodcast__Recapping_SMU_Previewing_Lamar.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:33am PDT

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Today marks the beginning of the FBS football season. The longest offseason in memory is finally over. Football is here, and at the time I write this, the Baylor Bears are just under 36 hours away from taking the field in their first game of the season. If there isn’t a twinkle in your eye and a spring in your step today, then I don’t know what I can do to help you. How about a podcast?

Our tradition has been to have Brian Ethridge join us for the annual season predictions show (tradition in that it happened in two out of two years prior to this one), but Brian was otherwise unavailable. Colt Barber, also of Bears Truth and 247 Sports, graciously agreed to join us and I’m thrilled he did. He was an excellent guest! In a surprise move, Prashanth Francis was also able to hop on and join us for the predictions show! I’m thrilled that he was, because a season predictions show wouldn’t be the same without him.

Given the constricted timeline to get this show out before the SMU game, we altered our normal multi-person recording, so I apologize for any loss of audio quality.

Season Predictions!

We’re talking our season predictions in this show. How do the Bears fare? Do they win the Big 12? Do they go to the playoff? Do I predict losses or do I revert to my tried-and-almost-true optimism? Does Prashanth finally predict that we make it to a bowl game? Find out by listening!

We also hit some other predictions and tackle some of the ones you listeners gave us. Thank you for those! If we didn’t get to yours, I apologize. We ran about an hour and a half on this one, and in the end Mark’s battery died right at the end.

A Thank You

Thank you all for listening to the podcast. If you enjoy the show, we’d love to interact with you throughout the season! Ask questions on Twitter, send us an email to either the main ODB email address or OurDailyPodcast (at) gmail (dot) com, or you can use the podcast voicemail line at (774) 257–4236. Also, leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and we’ll give you a shout-out on the podcast.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, if you like the work we’re doing, tell a friend! Help us grow the listenership of the show and bring in new listeners. It would be much appreciated!

Direct download: 74_-_OurDailyPodcast__Season_Predictions_with_Cold_Barber.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:44am PDT

Here it is, folks! A podcast! We’re finally talking about the defense this week, after a couple of weeks of delays and postponements. Given the events of the past couple of weeks, we felt it best to postpone recording at the time, and then life happened.

We take the first few minutes to discuss the conviction of Sam Ukwuachu and the brouhaha that immediately ensued. Don’t worry, we don’t spend long on it but given the fact that we were set to record this defense preview podcast the night of the conviction, it wouldn’t do to not discuss it in the slightest. At the time, we felt that it would be incredibly tone deaf to record a podcast previewing the defense, and I think that was the right call. Then, last week just got away from us. We tried to lay down some audio and again decided that everything was too fresh to record. BUT, we’re back and we’re ready to talk defense!

Before we get into it, we HAD to spend a couple minutes discussing the superb “appetizer” we had last weekend in North Dakota State vs. Montana. If you didn’t catch this game on Saturday, you missed a wildly entertaining football game full of twists, turns, offense, and healthy doses of both Brent Musbergerisms AND Jesse Palmerisms (hey guys how’s your cardio). A good time was had.

Now Let’s Talk Some Defense!

We’re starting off with the big question. Everyone wants to talk about the corners and safeties, but we’re looking at the issue in a more holistic manner, examining the question of pass defense as a whole. A successful pass defense combines more than just corners and safeties turning their head to the ball. It involves a concerted effort to pressure the quarterback by both the defensive line and linebackers, PLUS the coverage aspects that we’ve talked about ad nauseam this offseason.

Here’s what else we’re talking about:

  • 9 Starters Returning
  • Replacing Colin Brence and Bryce Hager
  • Grant Campbell being the “quarterback” of the defense
  • Congratulations to Mark on the arrival of his third child! (aside)
  • Babysitting qualities of Shawn Oakman
  • Defensive Line… Best in the Big 12? Best in the country??
  • Creating pressure with the front line versus specific blitzes
  • Taylor Young and his growth
  • Position Battles
  • Breaking down the Safeties and a terminology question that I had
  • Cornerbacks - all 79 of them (not really, but almost)
  • Impact of Coach Cris Dishman on the entire secondary
  • Your questions! Schemes and other fun stuff

Scheduling Note

We are still planning on doing another podcast this week. We’re most likely going to record on Wednesday night and I’ll do my best to get it out as fast as possible on Thursday morning. Instead of being a deep preview of the SMU matchup, we’re going to do our annual Predictions Show, so I’ll be putting out a call on Twitter and probably in the DBR for things you want to hear predictions about. No word as of yet who guests will be, if any. Stay tuned.


Mark rejoins Peter on the podcast and we're resuming our normal preseason activities this week with the offensive preview! We're looking at all things offense this week and taclking some of the hardest questions facing this talented bunch.

Direct download: 72_-_OurDailyPodcast__2015_Offensive_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:24am PDT

ODB Contributors lord.hinton, KimboSmash, and McBeezy join Peter for a roundtable about student life in the most successful stretch of Baylor football ever. It's an exciting time to be a student, and we're talking all about it in this episode!

Direct download: 71_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Current_Student_Roundtable.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:32am PDT

We're still not sure how Carter got credentialed for Big 12 Media Days, but there he was, on our television sets, asking Art Briles a question for all the world to see. He joins Peter to recount the experience and talk about what he saw and heard.

Direct download: 70_-_OurDailyPodcast__Carter_and_the_Great_Media_Day_Adventure.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 2:15pm PDT

Peter and Mark present the second half of their interview with Greg Tepper, the Managing Editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football.

Direct download: 69b_-_OurDailyPodcast__Tepper_Hates_Everybody.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

Mark and Peter are joined by the Managing Editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football, Greg Tepper. The recording was so much fun that we went kinda long, so this is Part I of two episodes featuring Tepper. Enjoy!

Direct download: 69a_-_OurDailyPodcast__Greg_Tepper_Doesnt_Hate_Baylor.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 2:19pm PDT

We're breaking down Friday Night Lights, the Baylor Football spring game in this episode! Here are some of the topics:

  • QB situation: Who's the starter? Who's going to be the #2?
  • WRs: The Four Horsemen Ascendant
  • Defensive Line: How it's shaping up in Oakman's absence
  • Secondary: Are we improving?
  • Much, much more!
Direct download: 68_-_OurDailyPodcast__Spring_Game_Recap.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:09am PDT

Well, we're back. It didn't quite take us a month to get back to podcasting after the Cotton Bowl, thank goodness. Truthfully, schedule conflicts ended up being the issue more than the "hangover" from the Cotton Bowl. But we're back now, and we're ready to bring some joy back to your ear holes.

Cotton Bowl Aftermath

Before you turn off the podcast, were NOT doing a full recap of the game. We're not going to be Debbie Downers. We're actually talking about some of our favorite moments. You shouldn't be afraid to listen to this part. If the loss still stings, take a listen. We're surprisingly upbeat about what happened in the game. Kendal Briles is going to be a great OC and fantastic play caller. K.D. Cannon had an otherworldly game against a fantastic defensive back. Jay Lee throwing a fantastic WR pass for a touchdown. Bryce Petty having an absolute gem of a game and setting a Cotton Bowl Record. There was plenty of really fun stuff that happened in that game, despite the outcome, and it's worth celebrating. This is out of order, but it's so good that it has to go last in this paragraph, and two words will sum it up. LaQuan McGowan. That is all.

Plus, the aftermath hasn't produced the narratives about how far off we are that we expected after that loss. That's very good news, and should be cause for optimism. There hasn't been a Preseason poll released where Baylor's not at least Top 7 at this point. While most consider the "way-too-early" preseason polls as meaningless (and for what to expect from a team, they generally are), they do tell you how your program is viewed, and Baylor is rising in the estimation of most folks. That's very exciting.

Cris Dishman Hire & Coaching Changes

We're also talking about the hire of Cris Dishman as the Safeties Coach who will replace Brian Norwood. We're all very excited about the hire... He's got NFL chops, which is something new for our defensive staff,  and we're all looking forward to seeing what he can do. If you haven't been paying attention the past few days, it appears that they're already putting him out on the recruiting trail and is making an immediate impact in that arena. It's very exciting to see.

We also talk a bit about Kendal Briles' move to OC and play caller, and the fact that we were so wrong about trick plays in the Cotton Bowl. We're happy to be wrong there, because that was fun.

Aside: Thank God that Chris Callahan is still alive.

Recruiting Updates

We're in the home stretch of the 2015 Recruiting Class Season with National Signing Day, so we're looking into what's left to pursue, plus we're looking at some of recruits that have committed to Baylor in the past couple of weeks. Buckle up, folks, it's going to be a very wild ride. Specifically, we're spending some time on Eric Ogor, his ability, and why it appears that he's been lightly recruited. If he adapts to the collegiate level, the Bears could have a real gem there. And he's got one of the best names in recent memory.

Yeah, we go back into the 3-star vs. 4/5-star debate.

There's more talk here, and Pras asks the most speculative question you've ever heard on the podcast.

Zomg Basketball

We sorta trip over ourselves into some basketball talk. I will say this. We. Love. Scott Drew. There's more basketball coming on the podcast! Very exciting!

Direct download: 64_-_OurDailyPodcast__Cotton_Bowl_Coaching__Cruitin.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:35am PDT

It's time. It's almost here. The 2015 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic is almost upon us, and we're ready to talk about it! Mark, Peter and (eventually) Prashanth put their heads together to preview this massive game, which just might be, once again, the biggest game in Baylor Football history. Prashanth joins us a few minutes late because of a certification exam or something that he had to take. But he's bringing his usual brand of analytical genius, and the podcast is better for it.

Here's what we're talking about!

  • The Big 12 had a very bad day. A very. Bad. Day.
  • Strange bowl scheduling preferences
  • The issue of motivation in Bowl games. Who's primed for a statement? Who's primed for a letdown?
  • Michigan State is a really good football team and how that impacts readiness and preparation
  • Michigan State's motivations
  • Does Narduzzi taking the Pitt job have any impact on the Spartans defense? What about Montgomery and the Baylor offense?

Pras Joins Us At Long Last

  • Pras is excited about actually getting to go to a game. He got crazy good seats for on the cheap. Peter does not have club seats. Mark does not have seats and that is sad.
  • We go off the rails for just a bit here. Sorry we're not sorry. Also: Live updates from the Texas game! Oh wait... We didn't broadcast this live.
  • Rehashing some of the bowl stuff with Prashanth, because he has great takes and we love him.
  • Bowls as litmus tests for conference strength and statement of future success

Hey Look, We're Talking About The Cotton Bowl!

  • The fascinating statistical oddity that is the Michigan State passing attack - how do we shut down Conner Cook and Tony Lippett?
  • Michigan State's rushing attack with Jeremy Langford and how our defensive line will fare against it
  • Is the Baylor defensive line the best that Michigan State has seen this season?*
  • Mark's key matchup: Our offense against their defense
  • Kendal Briles elevated to the Offensive Coordinator and calling the plays - does that impact anything?
  • Direct Message to Blake Lynch
  • How much do we want to see Antwan Goodley targeted?
  • Who is the Spartans' No. 2 cornerback?
  • Last game of the year, Brent, can't hold anything back
  • Much, much more.
*According the FootballOutsiders.com Defensive Line Stats, it's between Penn State and Baylor, with a slight edge to the Nittany Lions.

 


Since the recording of this podcast, there's been some sad news in that Baylor Football lost a commit in Chad President. He'd been committed for almost a couple of years now, and we at Our Daily Bears are sad to see him go. We recorded this podcast about 16 hours too early, it would appear, but we were ready to get some audio laid down for you guys about some of the other happenings from recent days, plus get you some audio for your Christmas Eve travels, should you require it.

One note about the audio: For some reason unknown to any of us, Mark's audio track had some clipping in it that makes it sound like I've edited out a word or two in a sloppy manner. We're not really sure what happened, but rest assured that it wasn't that Mark was overly vulgar and I was going crazy with the editing tools.

What We're Talking About

  • Jarrett Stidham committed to Baylor, and we're thrilled about it
  • Possible scenarios with the quarterback situation (note: At one point in here Pras talks about being sad that someone in this group may not get to finish their Baylor experience; I was editing that portion of the show as the President news broke, and it struck me as prescient.)
  • The aftermath and dark underbelly of recruiting fandom
  • The great day the Big 12 had
  • What's at stake with recruiting and how to respond to it
  • The importance of high-value targets
  • There's still more to come before National Signing Day.

Let's Recap The Regular Season! ...sorta

  • Prashanth's preseason prediction regarding Petty being a better QB overall, though not reflected on the stat sheet
  • Did we see peak Goodley this season? Was he injured?
  • Coleman's season vs. what we were expecting to see, especially in light of his preseason hamstring injury
  • Offensive Line: The big surprise of the season, especially in light of the injuries experienced
  • Looking back to look forward, plus some more recruiting talk!
  • The "5-star vs. diamond-in-the-rough" debate
  • Disappointments of the season (note: we went 11-1 and won our second straight Big 12 Championship. Any actual disappointment is extremely minor)
  • Taylor Young is a sneaky blitzer
  • The future, friends, is very bright. Whatever Shawn Oakman and Spencer Drango decide.

 

Direct download: 62_-_OurDailyPodcast__Gold_In_Them_Hills.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 12:26pm PDT

We're talking about a TON of stuff, including: ESPN College GameDay, Kansas State vs. Baylor, A Second Big 12 Championship, The Big 12, The College Football Playoff. 

 

Plus much more!

Direct download: 61_-_OurDailyPodcast__All_the_Fallout.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 2:28pm PDT

Podcast version of a live broadcast from ODB on December 4, 2014. We're talking ESPN College GameDay in Waco, the game against Kansas State, the College Football Playoff, and more. Enjoy!

Direct download: 60_-_OurDailyPodcast__Baylor_Makes_The_Soul_Happy.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:37am PDT

In case you haven't heard, ESPN College GameDay is coming to Waco on Saturday for the tilt against Kansas State. You know we're talking about that, and we do quite a bit to start. Mark, Prashanth and I are here to do just that as well as talk about surviving Texas Tech in Arlington over the weekend. Here's what we're talking about:

College GameDay heading to Waco! And related topics

 

  • The most on-the-nose cold open ever.
  • Our reaction to the news, including outlook on how it affected our moods in the aftermath of the Tech game
  • Note: Pras cut out at one point in here, but the way we record allowed me to salvage the point he makes. I left it in, then shifted to the conversation Mark and I had while he was gone. You may notice a somewhat abrupt conversation change from a conversation perspective.
  • The rankings and our feelings towards them this week
  • NOTE: Let's not go crazy with our engagement of the media this
  • Signs, Signs, everywhere signs (more on that in a bit) - We're discussing the 61-58 sign and its prevalence.

 

Recapping Texas Tech

 

  • The tale of two games: With and without Bryce Petty and how his injury impacted both sides of the ball
  • Tech was able to find matchups to exploit
  • Resurfacing of the three-man front and the lack of designed blitz packages
  • In which aspect of our offense/defense are we most confident
  • "It's Tech's Bowl Game!" and how that actually impacted the play of the game
  • Ryan Reid and his amazing forced turnover
  • More Big 12 Ref fun and Rod Gilmore
  • The two respective hits on the QBs
  • Bryce Petty's injury and his status moving forward

 

Backing up... GameDay Signs!

We talked about it in the podcast, but someone mentioned that they're going to put up a fanpost for GameDay sign ideas. Since we're going to be doing a live preview show on Thursday night, we'll talk about those sign ideas, pick the best, and maybe put up a poll so that you can vote on the best ones. Bears, bring the wit. Let's do this big.

Direct download: 59_-_OurDailyPodcast__They_Are_Coming_To_Our_Citaaaaaaay.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:29am PDT

NOTE: This was recorded on Sunday night, but work prevented me from getting the podcast compiled and edited. Sorry about that. We're opening up by talking about the ridiculous weather during the game on Saturday night which, if you weren't there, was significantly worse than it appeared on TV. It rained intermittently during the first half and started truly raining right before half time and didn't stop raining for the rest of the game. The rain got heavier as the game went on. Pras was able to stay dry by watching the game from his couch. Mark and his wife got amazing rain suits that kept them dry, while I had more trouble because my $4 poncho ripped and the sole of my right boot fell off at about the first touchdown. That's right... Fell. Off. It was weird.

Here's some of the topics we're talking about in this one:

  • How the weather impacted the play on the field
  • Mason Rudolph's performance (kid can ball out, y'all)
  • Defensive game plan and execution against a new quarterback
  • The lack of a conspiracy in the media to keep Baylor out of the conversation*
  • Once again, it's not the holding of the Selection Committee, it's the reasoning that bothers us
  • Mark and I have trouble differentiating between Indiana and Illinois
  • THERE IS A GIANT FOOT TRYING TO SQUASH YOU
  • I have a theory about what criteria the Selection Committee will use this week (I was wrong, but I think my theory makes more sense than what they actually used)
  • Ryan Reid
  • The best passing defense Baylor's beaten this year
  • The true source of Auburn's run of luck last year and FSU's this year
  • More!

Happy Premise Number 1: There are no aliens.
Happy Premise Number 2: There is no giant foot trying to squash me.
Happy Premise Number 3: Even though I feel like I might ignite, I probably won't.
-Eddie Murphy in Bowfinger

I'm not so sure about HP#1... Jeff Long may just be an alien. HP#2 is absolutely false. But, HP#3... that one's pretty true. The entire Baylor fan base probably feels like they'll ignite right about now.

Direct download: 58_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Giant_Foot.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:13am PDT


We hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: 56_-_OurDailyPodcast__Nick_Pants_We_Meet_at_Last.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:43am PDT

Are all of our questions answered? not ALL of them, but many. Bryce Petty. The offensive line. The defense. So many questions, all of them answered. And suddenly, back in the hunt for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Direct download: 55_-_OurDailyPodcast__Questions_Answered.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 12:14pm PDT

Are you #ReadyForOU?

Direct download: 54_-_OurDailyPodcast__Previewing_The_Sooners.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:56am PDT