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Baylor’s 410-Pound Tight End LaQuan McGowan Could Be A Problem (Photos)

One of the more interesting players to watch during the spring football craze with be the improvement of Baylor’s 410-pound tight end-H Back, LaQuan McGowan. The 6’7, 410 pounds behemoth would normally line up at guard. Baylor coaches are working on turning him into the ultimate weapon per the Waco Tribune: The big man is wearing No. 80 and has been practicing there during...
Via Thacover2
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Baylor’s 410-Pound Tight End Is Going To Be The Best Part Of College Football Next Season

Spring is just around the corner, which means college football teams are starting to get a first look at their squads for next season. One interesting development out of Baylor’s camp is the fact that LaQuan McGowan has been taking snaps at tight end and halfback.  Why is that interesting? Well, he’s 6’7, listed at 410 pounds, and typically Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Baylor to give 410 pound lineman Laquan McGowan a look at TE

If you go back to the 2015 Cotton Bowl game between the Baylor and Michigan State, you will remember the fat guy touchdown by then 390 pound offensive lineman Laquan McGowan. It was one of the most talked about plays in that game and for that day. Fast forward to now and McGowan is 410 pounds and looks to have a major role this upcoming season. According to head coach Art Briles...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech-Baylor Preview

Looking to head into the postseason with some momentum, Baylor won't be short-handed for its regular-season finale. The three players ejected from their most recent contest will be available Friday night when the No. 14 Bears face a Texas Tech team trying to avoid finishing winless on the road for the second time in seven seasons. Baylor's four-game winning streak ended after blowing...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baylor to Make 390 Pound Offensive Lineman LaQuan McGowan a Tight End

During the Cotton Bowl college football fans went nuts when the Baylor Bears lined up a 390-pound offensive lineman, LaQuan McGowan, at tight end and then when Bryce Petty actually threw to him and he caught it? And ran it in for a touchdown? Fans everywhere pretty much went wild, but after they calmed down many pondered one question.Why not do that more often? Read more »
Via FatManWriting
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baylor To Use 410-Pound Laquan McGowan At Tight End?

  Baylor’s LaQuan McGowan caught a touchdown pass in the Cotton Bowl against Michigan State and it set the wheels in motion for what Art Briles is cooking up down in Waco. The Baylor head coach has been experimenting during spring practices with McGowan at the tight end position. The Waco Tribune reports this week that Art has his eyes on actually giving McGowan more playing...
Via Busted Coverage
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notes from spring training--McGowan at tight end?

Baylor saw how nimbly 390-pound LaQuan McGowan can move when he shifted from offensive guard to tight end and caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Petty in the Cotton Bowl.

WATCH: Baylor Bears Forward Rico Gathers With An Awesome Windmill Dunk Against West Virginia

The Baylor Bears are hoping to make a deep run in the Tournament this year and hope to have the team firing on all cylinders when it starts. With three wins in a row heading in to Saturday's game against West Virginia everything appears to be on the right track and with three minutes remaining and a 19-point lead it appears that they will stay on track.Rico Gathers was one of four...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wide Receiver Ishmael Zamora Baylor's Next Break Out Offensive Weapon?

The Baylor Bears have turned in to one of the most exciting and dynamic offenses in college football under the direction of Art Briles. The long time cellar dweller has become the toast of the Big 12 conference having one it the last two seasons and should be right in the mix this coming season as well.While folks have come to know the Bears best as the proving ground for Robert...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Baylor’s Rico Gathers Throws Down A Powerful Fast Break Windmill Dunk

Not every 280-pound forward can throw down an athletic windmill dunk during a live game. Baylor’s Rico Gathers isn’t every 280-pound forward. During today’s game against West Virginia, the big junior found himself alone, on the receiving end of a long Taurean Prince outlet pass, and went up for a powerful windmill dunk on the uncontested fast break. Rico F. Gathers. https...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles On Silas Nacita Situation: “If He’s Eligible, He’ll Be Back, This Is Out Of Our Control”

Baylor head coach Art Briles has spoken about the strange situation surrounding walk-on Silas Nacita’s eligibility. Earlier, Nacita tweeted that he had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for accepting housing from a family friend. The NCAA responded to the situation, claiming that it had never made a ruling on Nacita’s eligibility, and that Baylor had never applied for a waiver...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Silas Nacita Addresses NCAA Ineligibility: “I’m Just A Kid Who Wanted To Go To School And Play Football”

Earlier today, Baylor star Shawn Oakman lashed out against the NCAA on Twitter about one of his teammates, Silas Nacita, being released from the program due to ineligibility. Nacita had been one of the more inspirational stories in college football, walking on to the Bears after being homeless and forced to sleep on friends’ floors and couches. Now, Nacita has addressed the situation...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor DL Shawn Oakman Defends Dismissed Teammate, Criticizes NCAA Policy

Coming off an 11-2 Big 12 championship season, Baylor opened spring practice yesterday. This morning, the Bears’ star defensive lineman Shawn Oakman took to Twitter to air a grievance against NCAA regulations.  According to Oakman, a member of the Baylor squad was dismissed from the team because he accepted a place to live and violated NCAA rules.  Yesterday,the first day of...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Jay Lee Praises QB Seth Russell, Would Take Him Over Shawn Oakman In Pick-Up Basketball

While nothing is set in stone, it appears that rising junior Seth Russell will be tasked with replacing Bryce Petty at quarterback for the Baylor Bears. Are his teammates worried about his ability to lead the team through a full season? Not particularly. Russell and other Baylor players are very confident in his ability to take the reins from the prolific Petty. “It’s a huge...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football 2015: Who Will Be The Best In The Big 12?

The Big 12 has seen it's two smaller private schools rise above the rest.  It wasn't long ago that the likes of Oklahoma and Texas were always the favorites to win the Big 12.  Those two former powerhouses still have some work in front of them to catch TCU and Baylor.Baylor finished 2014 with a record of 11-2.  The Bears return 18 starters from last year.  Both sides of the ball...
Via Football Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: Baylor Comeback, Big Monday, and WVU Prop Bets

Death, taxes, and Daniel screwing up college basketball predictions. Oh, and also, KU beat Baylor at home, Cliff Alexander didn’t play very much, and Kentucky won. It had to have been the most predictable weekend in the history of the sport. Kansas survived a tougher-than-most-expected-it-to-be game against the Baylor Bears to pick up their 10th win of the conference season. Cliff...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurean Prince Sinks Unlikely Shot Against Oklahoma State

Baylor Bears forward Taurean Prince sunk a very weird shot on Monday night thanks to the assistance of a Cowboys defender.
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor’s 390-Pound Lineman Scores Fantastic Fat Guy Touchdown (Video)

There were plenty of awesome plays in college football on New Year’s Day. But nothing beats a fat guy touchdown. In the third quarter of the Cotton Bowl between No. 5 Baylor and No. 8 Michigan State, quarterback Bryce Petty dropped back to pass. As you might expect, the Spartans didn’t think to cover the massive 390-pound man who waddled down the middle of the field. So Petty...
Via NESN.com
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cotton Bowl: Baylor Feels TCU’s Pain, Blowing A Fourth-Quarter Lead Of At Least 20 Points

The years come and go — a reality never more present than on New Year’s Day — and sports continue to amaze us. The new year of 2015 didn’t waste much time causing our mouths to drop, our brains to explode, our hearts to thump-thump-thump away. Like a slow-motion train wreck, one calamity after another visited the Baylor Bears at a point in time when 143 different negative...
Via The Student Section
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor’s LaQuon McGowan scores ultimate fat guy touchdown

It’s tough to beat fat guy touchdowns for entertainment value. This one ranks right up there. Check out the TD reception by 6 foot 7, 390-pound Baylor Bears guard LaQuon McGowan. This one had all the elements. Big man. A real pop pass pattern. And to a GUARD! Splendid. Really nice. Unfortunately, Baylor, they of the gold chrome helmets, would eventually blow a big lead to Michigan...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State Destroys Baylor Kicker Chris Callahan During Blocked Kick Return

Late in the fourth quarter with the chance to go up by nine and effectively ice a Cotton Bowl win over Michigan State the Baylor Bears lined up for a field goal kick. Now you would think that the worse thing that could happen to the kicker, Chris Callahan, would be for him to miss or a block.You would be wrong. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Forget The Playoff For A Moment: Baylor Is The Big 12 Champion… If History is Any Measure

The Baylor Bears defeated the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday night in Waco, Texas, to finish with an 8-1 Big 12 record, atop the conference standings alongside the TCU Horned Frogs. You might have heard this at some point in the past week: Baylor beat TCU head-to-head. The score was 61-58. Just wanted to make sure you knew, because really, there was a dearth of information circulating...
Via The Student Section
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor Bears Have a Very Important Friend in the State of Texas

The Baylor Bears are on the outside looking in when it comes to the inaugural college football playoffs. Many think they should be in since they defeated No. 3 TCU, but it seems that the penalty-filled loss to West Virginia may be costing Art Briles a shot at the title.Not everyone sees it that way though. In fact there is one very important 'friend' that thinks the Bears should...
Via FatManWriting
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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