Let me just say that last week for the luncheon Patterson was in a good mood, cracking jokes, etc; this week we got what he called "Coach Patterson," he was in a sour mood to say the least, though he eased up towards the end. Why was he in a bad mood? Baylor. Patterson always does a great job of talking up his opponents, complementing the players and coaches, he almost had me convinced last week that Tennessee Tech was going to give us issues. He did make a note that through all of Coach Briles interviews and such regarding the upcoming game, he has never mentioned Patterson's name. I don't know where all the tension is coming from, maybe someone else is more up to date on the issue (he mentioned recruiting around the same time, but not sure if it was directed at Briles), but I think coach hates Briles. So expect a Bear rug above Patterson's fireplace on Sunday morning.
-Two trainers couldn't deal with the heat/humidity during practice, Coach joked he is about to implement a training program for the trainers.
-Patterson coached with the Baylor defensive coordinator, Brian Norwood, at the Naval Academy.
-A San Francisco 49ers scout was denied access to watch practice. Why would coach's not let a NFL scout watch our Frog's for future NFL success. Because they are genius's, I seriously think they have some Colombo private eye or background check system, because that 49ers scout has ties to Baylor. Either his brother went their or currently works there, I didn't catch the exact details, but you get the idea. So there's the middle finger to you super secret agent spy.
-Patterson brought up a subject that he touched on two week's ago at the luncheon. Patterson bought the Oregon State spring game for $8.99 and broke it down and watched it all over the summer. Some media outlet/newspaper post's video on their site of Oregon State practices. Though Patterson could not watch the practices, because of some NCAA rule, they did find 4 new plays that Oregon State was running through all these video's, and in the game at Cowboy Stadium they ran two of them. And in the aftermath Oregon State has now changed their media policy.
-Uniform's- this week we should be wearing the black pants with purple tops. They were going to wear their new all white uni's (And by all white, I mean all white, new white helmet included) this week, but changed since Baylor is suiting up in their white uni's. Don't expect them to wear the combat uniforms from last year any time soon because they don't have enough helmets for the team, they should be coming in the next two or three weeks.
-on a side note, Wayne Daniels was the player that joined Patterson today, he has a mohawk, now I want a mohawk