Graphic: Baylor has an interesting way of promoting its coaching staff

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Charlie Strong is not from Texas. Neither is Kevin Sumlin. Or Gary Patterson. And while there are a number of FBS head coaches in the state of Texas hailing from the Lone Star State (Kliff Kingsbury, Chad Morris, David Bailiff), they are not Baylor's primary competition on the recruiting trail.

This places Strong, Sumlin and Patterson in stark contrast with Art Briles in his staff. Briles is a Rule, Texas, native that has spent his entire life inside state borders. Save for defensive coordinator Phil Bennett, himself a Texas native, most of Briles' staff hails from his own ecosystem.

On Thursday, Briles released a graphic arguing that it, the oldest university in Texas, is more Texan than anyone in the state -- especially the University of Texas, Texas A&M or Texas Christian.