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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
4 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
9 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.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
1 day ago

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

Nacita apologizes for accepting impermissible benefits

Former Baylor sophomore walk-on running back Silas Nacita apologized Thursday for accepting impermissible benefits that led to him being declared ineligible to play football for the Bears.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
6 days ago

Ex-homeless Baylor RB admits he broke rules

Baylor walk-on running back Silas Nacita posted on rant on Twitter Wednesday that quickly went viral. In short Nacita ripped the NCAA for declaring him ineligible simply because he accepted housing from a “close family friend” in order to avoid homelessness. On Thursday morning, Nacita admitted that there was more to the story. “The bottom...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 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

Ex-homeless Baylor RB sidelined by NCAA rule violation

Baylor running back Silas Nacita, a once-homeless backup, is no longer a member of the Bears program after accepting impermissible benefits last summer, a violation of NCAA rules.  "Silas Nacita will not be a part of the football program moving forward due to rules violations that impact his eligibility," Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw said. "We appreciate his contributions...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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
7 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
7 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston: Wishes he could have played for Harbaugh

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was on campus at Michigan yesterday, working with Baylor QB Bryce Petty, private quarterback instructor George Whitfield and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.  Winston, the possible No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, was clearly impressed by what he experienced in Ann Arbor. He offered high praise for the UM facilities, and particularly for...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh works with Jameis Winston and Bryce Petty

If you’re a NFL draft prospect and just so happen to play quarterback, what better way to prepare for upcoming scouting events than to work with Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh? That’s exactly what Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Baylor’s Bryce Petty did in the lead up to the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this week. QBs Jameis Winston...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Art Briles: Ohio State won final playoff spot in 8-4 vote

The Ohio State Buckeyes, who were given the No. 4 seed in the inaugural College Football Playoff, surprisingly took down both Alabama and Oregon to win the national championship. But just how close were the Bucks to not even being included in the field? Baylor coach Art Briles claims to know the answer. According to Briles, his team, which wound up finishing at No. 5 (just outside...
Via College Spun
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Baylor’s Already Added 2014 To The McLane Stadium “Big 12 Champions” Wall

This college football season is not even over yet, but Baylor is already showing off its latest Big 12 Championship at McLane Stadium. The athletic department has added 2014 to the stadium’s northwest wall to go with the 2013 title. Unfortunately, Baylor can’t add any signage signifying itself as the “one true champion.” Maybe next year, Bears fans. McLane Stadium’s NW...
Via College Spun
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Four NFL players that Baylor monster Shawn Oakman could eat in one sitting

If you haven’t heard of Shawn Oakman by now odds are you haven’t been anywhere near the internet over the last couple of days. Oakman plays defensive end for Baylor and clocks in at 6’9″ and 280 pounds. He became a viral sensation online this week when this photo became the most meme-able thing on the planet: Twitter Discovered That Shawn Oakman Can Do Whatever He Wants...
Via cover32
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Best Shawn Oakman Jokes From Twitter

Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman became a national star during yesterday’s loss to Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl, simply for being one of the scariest looking people we’ve ever seen. The internet being the internet, people immediately started cracking jokes on Twitter. At one point today, Shawn Oakman was the #3 trending topic on Twitter–simply because of the jokes...
Via COED
January 02, 2015  |  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

Bryce Petty On Twitter: “It Has Been An Absolute Honor And Privilege To Have Been Baylor’s QB”

Bryce Petty had a fabulous statistical performance against Michigan State, throwing for 550 yards and three touchdowns in his final collegiate game. Unfortunately for Petty and his Bears teammates, Michigan State put together a wild comeback to steal a 42-41 Cotton Bowl win. However, Petty appears to be keeping his head held high, and sent out a nice message to fans on Twitter. ...
Via College Spun
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor offensive lineman scores fat guy touchdown (VIDEO)

Let’s face it: Everyone loves a fat guy touchdown. And viewers who tuned into Thursday’s Michigan State-Baylor matchup were treated to one. LaQuan McGowan, Baylor’s 6’7″ guard who weighs a cool 390 pounds, made his presence felt in the Cotton Bowl. He caught a pass in the third quarter of the game and rumbled his way into the end zone from 18 yards out...
Via The Sports Daily
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor WR Jay Lee Tosses Nice 53-Yard Touchdown to Fellow WR Corey Coleman

Baylor has shown in recent years that it is not afraid to use a little 'trickeration' from time to time in order to make the big play. When trick plays work they are things of beauty, but when they don't--man, it can get ugly. Good thing for fans of the Bears is their team is pretty good at being tricky when they want to be.They proved just that in the first quarter of the Cotton...
Via FatManWriting
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor WR KD Cannon Gets Bears on the Scoreboard With Beautiful 49-Yard Bomb

After watching Michigan State march down the field and score the Baylor Bears needed to respond. The Spartans defense is pretty tough so falling behind early was not something Art Briles and company wanted to do. Good thing is with Bryce Petty behind center and a collection of weapons at his disposal there was a good chance the Michigan State lead would not last.Which it didn't after...
Via FatManWriting
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: How Does Baylor DE Shawn Oakman See Through That Facemask?

The 6'9, 280 pound defensive end has been an absolute beast for the Baylor Bears, but I can't help but wonder how in the world he sees through that facemask. It's like he's wearing a knight's helmet and he's getting ready to joust or something!@BUFootball/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor's Spencer Drango gets 'Kissbombed' by teammate Shawn Oakman (VIDEO)

Media interviews are occasionally interrupted by a kiss on the cheek — at least from your mom, girlfriend or wife — and are not so uncommon. But how does a player react when that peck on your face comes from a teammate? We found out when Baylor's Spencer Drango was left a little stunned after the Bears' Shawn Oakman kissbombed his pre-Cotton Bowl media session with a fleeting...
Via The Other Paper
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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