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Freshmen Phenom? June 12, 2008

Filed under: Baylor Stuff,Uncategorized — furtherupfurtherin @ 1:00 am
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Hold on to your hats Bears fans, here is a link I came across on the Wacotrib site today.  It is an article about an article (how’s that for crack journalism?  And how blogarific is it that I am writing about an article I saw about another article?) in ESPN the Mag that features a Baylor Bear in a football top 10 list.  Now, unless the list is a farce, has the word “worst” in the title, or is about Punter’s, this is rare territory for Baylor fans. 

The Top 10 List is entitled, “Freaks List” and lists 10 freakish incoming college freshmen that are incredible athletes and look to make a large impact for their team.  Baylor true Freshman QB Robert Griffin is listed at No. 4.  Below is what the article has to say. 

4. Robert Griffin, Baylor, QB: A 6-3, 200-pound true freshman, Griffin enrolled early and will battle for the starting QB job in the fall. A few weeks ago, “Rambo” displayed his blazing speed for the Bears track team by winning the Big 12 400-meter hurdles title at the conference outdoor championships with a personal-best and national-leading time of 49.22, making for a very rare double of QB-hurdler. Griffin is a legitimate threat to make the Olympics someday as a hurdler. New Baylor coach Art Briles describes Griffin as a “unique blend of athleticism.” That’s putting it mildly.

I saw this kid run in the State track meet last year and run the 300 hurdles within .01 second of the National High School Record.  Now, remember, he should be in high school still.  He very well could have been running in the High school state track meet in May, and instead ran in the Big 12 Meet and ran the fastest time in the nation.  IN the middle of that he had a great showing in Baylor’s Green and Gold game in the spring and had a very good showing for essentially being a High School kid (by last year’s QB standards he was absolutely incredible). 

Now, I am excited about the possibility of Kirby Freeman QBin the Bears in the fall, but it looks like it will be hard to keep an athlete like Griffin on the bench.  SHould be an interesting fall.  It’s a nice change to have options. 

It’s good to be a Baylor fan? 

(let’s not forget either, Griffin was firmly committed to UH until Briles moved to BU.  Briles is firmly responsible for him being at Baylor.  Let’s hope it’s a sign of things to come)


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