There’s only one thing that can slow down Baylor’s offense in Lawrence on Saturday, and it has nothing to do with Kansas’ defense. It’s the Bears interest level. Which, as it turns out, could be a lot higher than first thought.
Bruce Feldman from Fox Sports said on Countdown to Kickoff that Kansas may have been who reported Baylor to the NCAA for the recruiting violations that lead to the suspension of offensive coordinator Kendal Briles and receivers coach Tate Wallis for the Bears home opener against Lamar.
Uh oh. @BruceFeldmanCFB said on Countdown to Kickoff that Kansas may have turned in Baylor when those coaches got suspended. Can u say 90-0?
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 10, 2015
In case you’ve forgotten – or you’re just having a hard time remembering which Baylor off-the-field issue is which – It was reported that the younger coach Briles and coach Wallis had impermissible contact with recruits during the spring evaluation period. Coaches are not permitted to have contact with recruitable athletes during that time.
Feldman says Kansas may have been the team to turn Baylor in, but that’s one heck of a thing to say without a little inside knowledge. In this business you rarely say everything you know, so I doubt it’s just a random guess.
This was going to be a massacre before Kansas went and poked the bear. Coach Art Briles isn’t exactly known for taking his foot off the gas even without someone tattling on his son. Good luck Kansas, something tells me you’re going to need it.