Around the Quad: WacoTrib Copy & Paste Edition
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.
S.P. Brooks's Ghost: "I would not have signed off on this."
"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."
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.