Being a Baylor football fan is not without its challenges.
But a new day is dawning for Jerusalem on the Brazos. The golden era definitely started with Robert Griffin III, but it is far from over without him.
A new day is dawning for Jerusalem on the Brazos. The golden era definitely started with Robert Griffin III, but it is far from over without him.
Any team that scores 63 points against a top 10 opponent is a force to be reckoned with. Yes, Baylor lost to West Virginia.
But the only resemblance to the Bears of the past was allowing 70 points. The offensive output was nearly unheard of until RGIII led Baylor to a 67-56 Alamo Bowl victory against Washington in 2011.
Head coach Art Briles, the architect behind the Bears' success, didn't rest on his laurels when his recruiting proved to include the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. He went back for more.
Now, Nick Florence is no RGIII. Florence is impressive in his own right. Heading into Saturday's game against the Mountaineers, he led the country in total offensive yards — averaging 387.7 per game.
Florence beat Griffin's passing record on Saturday, grabbing 581 yards, five touchdowns, and, yes, one interception. Florence's interceptions are not ideal, but they will happen. And, despite the disbelief of sports announcers everywhere, he will brush them off by the next play.
Arguably the most important quality the Bears have developed in the RGII era and beyond is the ability to entertain. Art Briles' gutsy play-calling allows our athletic, smart recruits to shine. Baylor may not win every game, but man, isn't it fun to watch?
Win, lose or draw, the Bears put on a show.