There's a rivalry developing between Texas and Baylor.
Whether it's Texas A&M leaving the Big 12, Art Briles bringing home as many Big 12 titles over the past two seasons as Mack Brown won over his 16, or the Baylor winning four of the last five meetings after Texas won that often or more for the previous, oh, ten decades - or, most likely, a combination of all three - there's some bad blood developing between Austin and Waco.
Case in point:
That's Texas director of player personnel Mike Giglio. And here's Baylor recruiting coordinator Beau Trahan - a former Longhorn himself - and offensive analyst Mike Anthony displaying the type of bravado shown often by their head coach and rubbed many of their bunkmates raw:
Who has the upper hand? Let's break it down:
- Teddy Bridgewater, a Charlie Strong product, currently occupies a higher standing in the NFL than any Briles product.
- Baylor's quarterback play over the past five seasons has stood equal or above any program in college football. Texas' has, uh, not.
- In their respective bowl games, Baylor scored nearly as many points (41) as Texas gained yards (59). Considering the state of the Longhorns' quarterback play, they aren't in the strongest position to critique quarterback development.
- In their one meeting since Strong's arrival, Texas held Petty to the worst quarterback rating of his career. He completed only seven of his 22 attempts for 111 yards with two touchdowns. Baylor won, 28-7, in part because Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes fumbled at the Baylor goal line just before halftime.
In the spirit of tonight's fight, let's score this round a win for Baylor. Well done, gentlemen. And props to all for not deleting their respective tweets after attention arrived.
These two teams meet in Waco on Dec. 5. Let's hope there's something more than Twitter points on the line.