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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: 5:47am CDT

Fank and Peter pump some sunshine and look for positives out of a second loss against a team that Baylor probably should have beaten. Plus they're looking forward to this weekend's clash with Duke, and a number of changes to the starting lineup on both sides of the ball.

Direct download: 130_-_OurDailyPodcast__D_Fank_and_the_Sunshine_Band.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

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: 6:24am CDT

Craig Smoak of 1660 ESPN Central Texas joins us to talk a bit about Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Baylor's updated depth chart, a starting QB pronunciation guide, plus season predictions! THE SEASON IS HERE!

Direct download: 128_-_OurDailyPodcast__Season_Predictions_with_Craig_Smoak.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:11am CDT

SicEm365's film/scheme guru S11 joins David and Peter to break down the 2017 Baylor defense: schemes, personnel, and expectations!

Direct download: 127_-_OurDailyPodcast__Defensive_Preview_with_S11_from_SicEm365.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am CDT

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: 6:14am CDT

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: 10:41pm CDT

Mattisbear sits down with Ishmael Wainright to discuss his basketball career, the transition to football, being the founder of Team Do Stuff, and much, much more.

Direct download: 124_-_OurDailyPodcast__Ishmael_Wainright_Baylor_Superstar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm CDT

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: 10:44pm CDT

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: 10:44pm CDT

Fank, Matt, and Peter are back to recap the final game of the 2016-2017 Men's Basketball Season by giving full credit to South Carolina, plus looking back at an amazing season plus listener questions.

Direct download: 122_-_OurDailyPodcast__Madcap_Season_Recap.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 6:22am CDT

The fellas are back to break down Baylor's wins over New Mexico State and USC, while also looking ahead to the coming matchup with South Carolina and answering your questions!

Direct download: 121_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_SWEET_Sixteen.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 5:53am CDT

March Madness is upon us! The conference tournaments are done, the bracket is locked, and it's time to dance. Baylor's a #3 seed in the East Region, and we're talking about it, a bit on the Big 12 Tournament, the bracket, plus your questions!

Direct download: 120_-_OurDailyPodcast__March_Madness_is_Here.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07am CDT

We're starting off with the coldest of opens, ending with the rails coming completely off, but somehow we manage to talk quite a bit of basketball in the middle. We're catching up, talking CHUCK, singing the praises of Motley, plus the Big 12 Tournament.

Direct download: 119_-_OurDailyPodcast__Queso_Blanco__Pod_Dad_Bod.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 5:50am CDT

Matt rejoins Fank and Peter to recap a bunch of stuff, including his in-depth analysis of 'The Young Pope.' We're talking a bit about Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech (ugh), and looking ahead to Kansas this weekend. Plus some football notes!

Direct download: 118_-_OurDailyPodcast_-_Nothing_Matters_Eat_Arbys.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 6:38am CDT

Fank, Mark and Peter are back to discuss the goings on of the past week or so. We're kicking things off with some basketball talk between Fank and Peter, then Mark joins in to continue and break down National Signing Day.

Direct download: 117_-_OurDailyPodcast__Shootyhoops_Struggles_and_National_Signing_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04am CDT

David Fankhauser and Matt "IsBear" Wilson take over the podcast to discuss - you guessed it - basketball and breathalyzer bags. Enjoy!

Direct download: 116_-_OurDailyPodcast__Shootyhoops_and_Breathalyzer_Bags.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 1:03pm CDT

Covering an absurd amount of ground in a little bit more than an hour: Basketball! Recruiting! Cactus Bowl! Coaching Changes! Basketball! And somehow, not one single reference to the fact that Texas lost to Kansas in football. 

Direct download: 115_-_OurDailyPodcast__Our_Newest_Episode_Ever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am CDT

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: 7:39am CDT

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: 11:27pm CDT

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: 6:43am CDT

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: 6:32am CDT

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: 10:04am CDT

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: 6:05am CDT

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: 12:09pm CDT

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: 7:35am CDT

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: 7:35am CDT

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: 6:16am CDT

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: 8:52am CDT

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: 6:14am CDT

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.

Direct download: 101_-_OurDailyPodcast__Patrick_Levels-ed_Everybody.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:23am CDT

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: 9:20am CDT

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: 6:27am CDT

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: 6:35am CDT

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. 

Direct download: 97_-_OurDailyPodcast_-_Batting_Five_Herman.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:03am CDT

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: 7:07am CDT

Fank, Matt, and Peter are back to catch up on all things Baylor basketball! Here's what we're talking about:

Catching Up

  • That win in Ames
  • Another good win in Stillwater
  • OU is really, really good
  • Player breakdown
  • Sexy Al Freeman/Dad Bod Al Freeman (this deserves its own bullet point)

Looking Ahead

  • Saturday: Georgia, t-shirts, and bowl trophies
  • Monday: BlackoUT! Big Monday, folks 
  • @ WVU next Saturday
  • More

Plus Reader questions! Enjoy!

Direct download: 95_-_OurDailyPodcast__Dad_Bod_Al_Freeman_.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 6:17am CDT

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: 9:23am CDT

This is a podcast about basketball! Fankhauser and Mattisbear return to the show and we're talking all about the latest iteration of Scott Drew's work of art. Let's do this.

Direct download: 92_-_OurDailyPodcast__Basketball_is_Good.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 6:16am CDT

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: 6:28am CDT

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: 6:43am CDT

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: 6:55am CDT

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: 7:05am CDT

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: 11:09pm CDT

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: 5:54am CDT

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: 6:25am CDT

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: 6:41am CDT

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: 7:42am CDT

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: 6:30am CDT

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: 6:38am CDT

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: 7:43am CDT

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: 11:04pm CDT

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: 6:36am CDT

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: 9:02am CDT

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: 7:33am CDT

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: 6:44am CDT

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: 6:24am CDT

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: 7:32am CDT

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: 4:15pm CDT

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: 1:36pm CDT

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: 4:19pm CDT

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: 9:09am CDT

It's been about three weeks since we last brought you a podcast. Of course, we'd just come off a monstrous win at Morgantown, then dropped two straight to Kansas and Oklahoma State. Naturally, the podcast was blamed for this outcome. BUT, then the Bears ripped off four straight wins before dropping Monday's game against Texas. You can't blame us for that one. But, this is our solemn vow to you: If we lose on Friday night, we will never, ever do another basketball podcast.

Here's what we're talking about

Recap of the past few weeks

The historic win in Ames

Another dominating performance against West Virginia

A bit about Texas and that throwdown.

Looking forward to Texas Tech, the rest of the weekend, and what those games mean for the Big 12 Tournament seeding.

Direct download: 67_-_OurDailyPodcast__Looking_Back_Looking_Ahead.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 6:49am CDT

We're back with another episode! Fankhauser rejoins us this week in the wake of National Signing Day and one of the most dominant road wins of the Scott Drew era. Fank's going to be a regular fixture on the podcast for the remainder of basketball season, and we're thrilled to have him

Aftermath of National Signing Day

We're talking about the aftermath of National Signing Day, recognizing just how absurd the "event" has gotten, fully realizing that we are part of the problem, but that there's nothing much to be done about it. Plus, Mike Gundy threw gas on the whole don't-tweet-at-recruits fire last week when he said the following:

This year, people are back to flipping. There were a lot of guys changing their minds and changing schools. I think the reason for that is because of the internet...I think the fans play a role in that, because they can contact the recruits. I think they’re a huge impact in recruiting now, whether we as coaches (believe that or not). These fans who are contacting these players can affect the way they think. You never know why kids do what they do, but I’m convinced, in some of the ones we were involved in this year, they were affected be people who contacted them on their Twitter account.

(hit that link for the full quote) Yeahhhhh... Probably not the best way to shut that down. Every fan base thinks that theirs is the only team that does things right and everyone else cheats or is the shadiest team ever.

We talk about it briefly, but I must say that for the most part, I was pleased with how the majority of Baylor fans handled themselves this recruiting cycle, most significantly with Chad President in the wake of Jarrett Stidham committing and his moving to Tulsa. Baylor fans were largely supportive, and the combination of Coach Phil Montgomery and President at Tulsa means the Golden Hurricane won quite a few new fans in Baylor supporters.

Next we're talking about the coaching carousel and its relationship to National Signing Day. This is an interesting point Mark brings up that is fascinating and I won't spoil it, but it's an interesting problem, and we think that there's a fairly easy solution that won't ever happen. Give it a listen. I will say this... A global Bobby Petrino clause is something sorely needed.

Basketball Time!

The past few weeks have completely altered the expectations and outlook of this team. While the Bears have been incredible at home (Fank points out that a one-point loss to Kansas at home is all that is between us and an 18-game winning streak at home), they've struggled on the road until the past couple of weeks, culminating with Saturday's dominant win over West Virginia in Morgantown. Baylor was able to get past the Mountaineer full court press, controlling the game and preventing West Virginia from ever closing the lead to less than 14 points. Every time the Mountaineers looked like they might make a run and make the game tighter, the Bears were able to answer and rebuild the lead.

Part of what has been so impressive about this season has been the defense. Scott Drew teams have always been knocked for their lack of defense, but it seems like this squad's foundation is the defense, and the offense is only really starting to mature at this stage of the season. That's gone a good bit of distance to silencing the Scott Drew critics. Plus, this latest win is another testament to his coaching, since the only way you beat a full-game full court press like the one WVU employs is through superior coaching. It's been most impressive. Since the run last spring, the Drew detractors are becoming quieter and quieter. We here at ODB are enormous supporters of Scott Drew and hope he stays as long as he can. It is known.

What's more, this team seems to be gelling as a squad and truly operating as a team, not relying on one star for the majority of its buckets. There isn't a player that we look at and say "As Player X goes, so goes the team." That is very exciting to watch. We do talk about the development of Taurean Prince as well as the absolutely dominant season Rico Gathers is putting up on the boards. My favorite stat: Gathers has 287 rebounds in 29.1 minutes/game, coming out to 17.1 rebounds per 40 minutes. That's a pretty decent clip.

Tonight the Bears play Oklahoma State at the Ferrell. GO. GO TO THIS GAME. Thanks. That is all.

Almost. Mark has a special message towards the end.

Direct download: 66_-_OurDailyPodcast__Scott_Drew_Is_Going_To_Live_Forever.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 10:04am CDT

First things first: Lewis Franklin (brolewis here and on Twitter) and I laid this audio down in the wake of the Texas game nearly two weeks ago. I apologize for that. I was intending to try and edit it while out on vacation, but I underestimated the amount of time and energy I'd have while being active all day and then tending to two children under the age of 4 afterwards. Right after getting home last weekend I was waylaid by illness, so I didn't get to finish editing until today. I'm sorry about that.

At any rate, Lewis was kind enough to join me on the podcast to talk a little bit about the Baylor Women's basketball team, their recent successes, the expectations of this team both heading into the season and where they stand right now. Despite losing two of the most prolific players in the game in consecutive seasons, the women currently sit atop the Big 12 with an 18-1 record and are the #3 ranked team in the nation by both polls.

A huge thanks to Brother Lewis for doing this, our very first podcast dedicated to Women's Basketball! I'm thinking we'll probably do another one as the NCAA tournament approaches, so be on the lookout for that!

Feedback Appreciated!

With football offseason in full swing, we'll most likely be ramping up some Basketball podcasts in the coming weeks to get you ready for the end of the Big 12 season, the Big 12 Tournament, and the NCAA tournament. Like I said, we'll probably do another podcast dedicated to the women also. National Signing Day is this week, so I imagine that Mark, Prashanth and I will break that down at some point. Spring football will provide some topics, but if there's anything Baylor-related that you'd like to see on the podcast, I'd greatly appreciate your suggestions. The offseason is dark and full of terrors, but we're striving to get you through it and keep your ears entertained throughout. If you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments, tweet them to me, or leave me feedback at OurDailyPodcast(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks folks!

Direct download: 65_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Crackpots__These_Women.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 8:04am CDT

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: 10:35am CDT

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.

 

Direct download: 63_-_OurDailyPodcast__Spider_Y-2_Banana_the_Cotton_Bowl_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 11:25am CDT

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: 2:26pm CDT

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: 4:28pm CDT

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: 7:37am CDT

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: 10:29am CDT

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: 9:13am CDT


We hope you enjoy it!

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:43am CDT

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.

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 2:14pm CDT

Are you #ReadyForOU?

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:56am CDT

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:56am CDT

Get it.

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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:14pm CDT

Direct download: 51_-_OurDailyPodcast__You_Gotta_Let_It_Go.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:55am CDT

Oh my goodness, it's our second episode in a row with everybody being in their normal recording locations! It must be some kind of record or something! Or... not. Anyway, it's a good thing when we're all in our natural habitats. And we're pumped to talk about this week's massive game on the road against the West Virginia Mountaineers.

First Things First

In case you haven't been paying close attention for the past two years, you don't know that your Baylor Bears have a massive, and I mean MASSIVE, rivalry with West Virginia. Back in August, those well-known college football experts and historians at Southern Living Magazine asked their readers to tell them what their favorite college football rivalry was. Was it the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn? Clemson vs. South Carolina? Florida vs. Florida State? Or Baylor vs. West Virginia? We at ODB agreed with Southern Living, and asked you, dear ODB Commentariat, to vote on which game in this rich, storied rivalry was your favorite. Nearly 200 of you responded by choosing from a vast array of two choices, electing the 2013 clash of these rivals as your favorite. We couldn't agree more.

News Team, Assemble!

Don't you love the News Team? We do, and it's been FAR too long since we trotted it out. Anyway, we're talking about the #StripeMcLane effort for Homecoming against Kansas and our excitement about it, as well as the Blackout against Oklahoma State on November 22. We've talked about it already on the blog, but we can't help ourselves, this is going to be really cool. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors. These are exciting things, people. Once more, because it's worth getting that image out again, here's the #StripeMcLane layout:

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Next up we're talking about the Student Bus packages for the game against the Oklahoma Sooners in November that students waited in line for over four hours to get these passes, and they sold out in a little over 1 hour 20 minutes. That's pretty impressive. We're talking about what it says that the students snatched up all of those bus passes in that amount of time in the context of building a big time program and football culture at Baylor. If you're a student and you weren't fortunate enough to get a ticket, you can still make the trip with your friends in your own vehicle. The more the merrier! We also segue a little bit into the level of excitement of the fan base as a whole, and we all agree: there's not a more excited fan base in the state of Texas right now (thank you, football team, for beating TCU and enabling us to say that).

Previewing West Virginia

We're breaking down this matchup in all sorts of interesting ways. Many of you have commented on it, and we concur: the single best way to slow down the West Virginia offense is to get to Clint Trickett early and often. If Shawn Oakman and the rest of the pass rushers can harry Trickett frequently in the early goings of this game, it's probable that he'll get off his game and won't be accurate in getting the ball to the man that is clearly their best player in Kevin White. We're also giving tremendous respect to Head Coach Dana Holgorsen because the man knows his stuff. We think that they'll try and counter that pressure by getting the ball out of Trickett's hands quickly and into the hands of their WRs and RBs (which they use in the passing game more frequently than Baylor does theirs, as Mark mentioned in the First Look post). Trickett is pretty good at doing that so it will be interesting to see how they do.

Another key will be solid, fundamental tackling. For the perceived challenges in the secondary, Ryan Reid and Xavien Howard have been excellent in not giving up a ton of yards after the catch with solid fundamentals in tackling.

BUT WAIT: This West Virginia team may be the best roster in terms of guys with excellent names. Rushel Shell. Wendell Smallwood, point guard for Hickory High School. Dreamius Smith. DaeJuan Funderburk. Dontrill Hyman. The list goes on.

We realize that we didn't talk in great detail about our offense vs. their defense, but we got a bit of talk in there about it. We just had to move on for time purposes.

Picks of the Week

I'll fill these in at some point quick.

Community Feedback!

Thanks for sending in those questions, all you who did. With an open date looming after West Virginia, you can bet that we'll be reaching out to you all for more questions in the next week or so. Remember, you can send us questions to the podcast by emailing them at OurDailyPodcast(at)gmail(dot)com, tweeting at the podcast (linked below), asking Mark via email or Twitter, or calling That Good Ol' Baylor Phone Line at (774) 25-SICEM (774-257-4236). Podcasts are always better with listener interaction, and we covet yours!

Lastly... Bryce Petty, you go get it. You pad those stats. We love it.

 

Direct download: 50_-_OurDailyPodcast__Bryce_Get_Them_Points.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:11am CDT

Baylor overcame a 21-point deficit in the last 11 minutes of the game on Saturday to defeat the 9th ranked TCU Horned Frogs in Waco in front of a sold-out McLane Stadium. We're reacting to it and breaking it down for you. Enjoy!

Direct download: 49_-_OurDailyPodcast__Chris_Callahan_You_Beautiful_Man.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:26pm CDT

This is, without a doubt, the worst podcast we've ever recorded. Largely owing to the fact that Peter's hotel Internet decided that it hated him. But, Mark and Prashanth soldier on and do their best to preview the TCU matchup that's coming on Saturday afternoon. Try to enjoy it, but we don't blame you if you don't.

Direct download: 48_-_OurDailyPodcast__Baylor_vs._TCU_Or_ODB_vs._The_Internets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44am CDT

Though the outcome seemed like it was in doubt early, your Baylor Bears ended up rolling over the University of Texas Longhorns 28-7 in what turned out to be an incredibly solid defensive game. Mark and Peter are talking about the game and about what turned out to be one of the craziest weekends in college football history. Come join us, won't you?

Direct download: 47_-_OurDailyPodcast__Spencer_Roth_Saves_The_Day.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:03am CDT

Baylor Bears vs. Texas Longhorns preview, plus a tired look at the Iowa State Game

Direct download: 46_-_OurDailyPodcast__Slow__Tired_vs._Hot_Reads__Cold_Veers.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 11:47pm CDT

Direct download: 45_-_OurDailyPodcast__Its_Not_That_Bad_ISU_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 12:51pm CDT

Direct download: 44_-_OurDailyPodcast__Blackouts_Beatings_and_Schedule_Rantings.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:44am CDT

#43B - OurDailyPodcast: LIVE-Previewing Buffalo and Community Fun!

Also we're doing picks of the week and taking ODB Commentariat questions. This is a recording of a live show that was broadcast to ourdailybears.com on Thursday, September 11, 2014. It has been left largely unedited in the interests of time.


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Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 11:40pm CDT

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:23am CDT

It's finally here.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm CDT


It's time for the Baylor Football Defensive Preview podcast! 

 

Check out www.ourdailybears.com for more information.

Direct download: 39_-_OurDailyPodcast__Lets_Get_Defensive.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:52pm CDT

#38 - OurDailyPodcast: This Offense is Razor Sharp

THERE MIGHT BE SHOW NOTES.

Direct download: 38_-_OurDailyPodcast__This_Offense_Is_Razor_Sharp.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:02pm CDT

In this episode we're talking about Baylor's latest commit, the Coaches' Poll and Baylor's #10 ranking, the Big 12 Schedules, and answering your questions!

Direct download: 37_-_OurDailyPodcast__Top_Ten_and_Schedule_Stuff.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:29am CDT

Mark, Prashanth and Peter are back to break down the Big 12 Media Days and completely dissect quotes and comments. Because it's almost football season, but not quite yet.

Direct download: 36_-_OurDailyPodcast__Brilesisms_and_Recruiting_Highs.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:14pm CDT