Baylor coach Mat Rhule appears to be of the opinion that losers don’t deserve to sleep on a soft, comfortable bed.
Rather, they deserve to sleep on the hard floor of a university office until they manage to win a game. That’s exactly what he did on Monday night while the Baylor Bears ride a three game losing streak to start the season.
Why? Nobody is quite sure.
Baylor has lost its first three games to open the season to opponents that they were expected to dispatch with ease. Liberty, UTSA and Duke all managed to win games that were supposed to amount to “soft openings” for Baylor’s Big 12 schedule.
Now the Bears start their grueling conference schedule out of College Football Playoff contention, and possibly on the verge of their worst season in over a decade.
Baylor will have to take on the undefeated Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, only a week after the Bears decided to do the “Oklahoma Drill” at midfield against the Blue Devils. The Bears looked foolish after the loss, and now enter their toughest opponent of the season with their confidence at an all-time low.
Many felt the drill before the game was intended to poke fun at the Sooners. Rule disagrees:
“It’s a great opportunity to come together and establish our physicality as a team before games,” he said, via Baylor Diehards.
It didn’t work. If sleeping on the floor makes him a better football coach, that’s good news for the Baylor program. But it’s hard to wrap your head around why that would be the case.
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