Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Around the Quad: WacoTrib Copy & Paste Edition

Dear Readers:

How we love you all so dearly. All seventeen of you have kept our spirits afloat these last 13 months in ways that you couldn't imagine. While our pre-season build-up to the season has been less than stellar, remember that we, like you, are only somewhat interested in the upcoming season. With a 4-man race for QB with three weeks to go until the season begins, things seem a bit depressing over at GuyMo's Heat Exhaustion Spectacular Summer Camp. Meanwhile, with the cheerleading scandal and the opening of Brooks "College", we feel less than inspired by our school right now. However, nothing can keep our spirits down. We'll continue to soar above it all just like a Texas Black Bear who has acquired the gift of flight.


Red Andrews

1. WacoTrib Contrasts Old Brooks with New Brooks. Thanks to the WacoTrib's website, most of this blog writes itself. See their photo gallery on the new and old Brooks as well as their story on the history of Old Brooks.

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S.P. Brooks's Ghost: "I would not have signed off on this."

2. Baylor QB Race still a clusterf*@k. What is the deal with GuyMo and QBs? Remember in '05 when he put in the Tight End Parks for Bell mid-season with disastrous results? Man that was dumb. Now, he can't make up his mind between 4 QBs with less than 3 weeks to go before the season opener against his alma mater? This is no Jevean Snead vs Colt McCoy contest; we're starting to get the feeling that GuyMo is deciding between the lesser of 4 evils. Thanks to our new faux-Jamaican intern Miss Cleo, we've received the following message from the Brain of GuyMo:

"Which one of these QBs will lose the least games? Which one will do the least damage in my quest for a new contract with Baylor? John David Weed sounds the best, Machen's got the most experience, Szymanksi knows the despair of being a QB at the B, and Tyler may be the most malleable. Oh, were only Shawn Bell eligible for another year. If only my assistant coach's son, G.J. Kinne hadn't de-committed to play 4th string QB at UT. Woe is me."

Sunday Morning Quarterback (the best college football coverage in the blogosphere) summed up our QB Dilemma quite well with his post today:

You would think somebody would "take it and run by now," if you were Baylor offensive coordinator Lee Hays and seeking to cut a four-man competition to two, but you would also be forgetting that, well, you're assessing a group of quarterbacks who wound up at Baylor. Transfer Michael Machen came out of the spring in the top spot and would seem to be prefered because he's old (26), has the best size (6-6, 230) and brings the most starting experience, besides having actually chosen to come to Baylor with other options at his disposal, namely forging through a minor league baseball career or a less-muddled competition at Kent State. But no, "dark horse" Blake Szymanski, punching bag of the Bears' November collapse, has apparently moved past Machen since the start of practice last week, until suffering a high ankle sprain that keeps the door open for token "athlete" and student body/cult favorite John David Weed and redshirt freshman Tyler Beatty, described by Guy Morriss as "just a puppy." A potentially first-string puppy.

Yup, its gonna be another "wait till next year" kinda year.


  • Does anybody read this blog anymore? My guess is no.

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 3:44 PM  

  • Did I miss some running joke on Kinne so that you now call him G.K. instead of G.J.? ...and if you couldn't tell by now, I still read this.

    By Anonymous texas alum, at 4:39 PM  

  • tx ex:

    Thanks for reading!

    I guess the GK/GJ thing was just a typo.

    Do you think he'll amount to anything at UT.

    Still smarting from the cold dis he gave to his pops and The B,


    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 6:27 PM  

  • Kinne will spend the next five years holding a clipboard.

    By Blogger Judge Baylor, at 10:40 PM  

  • So the B now has an elevated target range with an I-35 view. Great thinking!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:53 AM  

  • But, seriously, next year is looking good.


    By Blogger BDP, at 8:34 AM  

  • BDP,

    This season too shall pass.


    Kinne is a fools fool. There are plenty of white women here in Waco to spend his time with while watching JD Weed's ascent into the annals of College Football history.

    Anon: no Virginia Tech implications, please. Leave that to us and our Baylor Bomber fiasco.


    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 8:15 PM  

  • Unless Kinne vastly surpasses all expectations, the highest he will ever be in the depth chart is #3. Right now, he'll have McCoy in front of him for 3 years, and then he will also have Harris and Chiles in front of him for 4 years--barring some major injury or transfer. I was talking to another Texas Alum about Kinne last night, and we were both baffled by his transfer to UT. After all, it was his decision, and I hope it was the best for him.

    Glad I could be of service to the Bearmeat, and mad props to you for a great blog.

    By Anonymous texas alum, at 9:31 AM  

  • Thanks for the analysis and kudos, TX Alum!


    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 12:27 PM  

  • I have to wonder how long it takes for someone in Brooks College to realize the clusterf#%k they signed into and jump off that big ass tower?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:32 PM  

  • Hah! Probably at the same time that they learn there is no Santa Claus - senior year, spring semester.

    By Blogger Senior Editor Red Andrews, at 2:44 PM  

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