spacious 12 Media Days are total. Tuesday’s session was the moment of two days for the spacious 12’s coaches and teams to consume their turn in Talkin’ Season. whether you missed our day one roundup, click here. Scroll down for quotes from the coaches of Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said he appreciated the reasons behind offensive lineman Scott Frantz’s decision to sit down with ESPN approximately his sexuality.
Frantz told his teammates after the 2015 season that he is homosexual and said he was met with open arms from every single of his teammates. Frantz is one of two openly homosexual players who will play at college football’s top level in 2017.
Snyder said Tuesday at spacious 12 media days that he had some initial uncertainty when Frantz told his coach that he wanted to travel public. But after talking to his left tackle, he understood why he felt the way he did.
“We talked approximately it for an extensive period of time, and what impressed me so much and allowed me to contact [ESPN reporter Holly Rowe] approximately it was the fact that he wanted to attain it for the right reasons, number one, and it wasn’t approximately exposing him to the media as such or making himself a national figure,” Snyder said. “What he wanted to attain was succor others, number one. That was valuable to me.”
“Number two, he wanted the opportunity to feel free to live his life as he would like to attain so, and he felt hindered prior to that being able to attain so.”
“I appreciated those things because I thought they were meaningful. I thought the notion that he could succor others really hit domestic with me at the time. So we decided to allow it to happen, and I mediate the response has been excellent to this point in time. So I’m proud of him. I’m proud of our players and how they handled it.”
Rhule: Any recruit considering Baylor should put a question to approximately the program’s steps
original Baylor coach Matt Rhule didn’t dodge discussion approximately the circumstances that led him to become Baylor’s coach following the 2016 season.
Rhule was hired to replace interim coach Jim Grobe, who coached the 2016 season after Art Briles was fired in May following the findings of the Pepper Hamilton investigation into the school’s reactions to sexual assault allegations.
Baylor kept Briles’ staff intact for the 2016 season under Grobe, but Rhule brought in his own staff members as the school says its taking actions to rectify the preceding negligence regarding sexual assault claims from many female students.
Rhule said Tuesday that he’s proud to detail those steps and what the football program is doing to any recruit.
“I mediate any person that’s considering coming to Baylor and coming to be a portion of the football program should put a question to, you know, repeat me approximately what’s happened and repeat me approximately the progress that you guys hold made,” Rhule said. “Those are frank and open discussions because, to be fairly honest with you, I’m proud of what we’re doing.
“Not just the education that we’re doing, because that’s so valuable, but just the culture that I mediate we’ve established to hold kids that are doing the right thing in the classroom, to hold kids that are doing the right thing off the field. So every single I attain, as we collect into recruiting, I repeat people, you know what, just reach visit us. reach meet the kids. reach meet the guys on our team. You choose whether you want your son to be a portion of this culture that we hold.”
Gundy jokes approximately the exposure his mullet has given Oklahoma State
Is Mike Gundy’s mullet one of the most valuable Oklahoma State properties?
The Cowboy coach joked Tuesday that his hairstyle has garnered the university a bunch of money in free publicity. We are inclined to agree with him.
“So I often hold thought approximately what you just said, the time on ESPN at 10:00 with Melrose, every single the different social media hits that we’ve had,” Gundy said. “We hold a terrific social media and a media relations department at Oklahoma State, and they’re on the cutting edge. They’re thinking every single the time. So I mediate that would be a respectable subject for marketing majors, graduate students to search for into. But I’m going to say that the dollar figure is somewhere in the millions for the amount of time that we’ve had on the air for that.”
“I was very lucky to collect a original contract and should probably collect an extension and a raise for that free marketing for the university.”
Gundy slash his mullet earlier this summer because it was getting too long. But as you can see from the picture below, it is still glorious.
Holgorsen: Time ‘right’ to give up play-calling duties
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen sounds like a man at ease heading into his first season with the Mountaineers without play-calling responsibilities.
West Virginia hired former Cal and Texas A&M assistant coach Jake Spavital as its original offensive coordinator after the 2016 season. Spavital will also call the plays for the Mountaineers as Holgorsen turns his focus to other aspects of the program.
“I was able to collect him — I was awarded a five-year contract. So I just kind of took a search for at where we were at as a program,” Holgorsen said. “We’ve been improving over the final three, four years. I feel like the way to continue to improve is to focus on some of the other areas. You know, our recruiting is probably better than it ever has been, spending a lot more time with that. The fund-raising aspect of it, facilities, coaching and retaining coaches is a spacious thing.
“So I’m going to be able to attain a lot more of that stuff. And just overall game management and player management and coach management on game day is something I’m going to really focus on.”
Herman reminds fans that Texas recruits aren’t used to Longhorn excellence
original Texas coach Tom Herman did a respectable job of tempering expectations in his first trip to spacious 12 media days.
Herman made certain to reference the intense expectations that Texas fans tend to hold for their Longhorns and contrasted it with how recruits may view the program.
“The one that I mediate is a bit different again — and I remind people that throw on some — they fancy to throw on their burnt orange sunglasses and hold every single these crazy expectations,” Herman said of some Texas fans. “Since the [recruiting] lesson, course of 2018, these 16-year-ragged kids that we’re recruiting — since they were 10 years ragged, they’ve seen two winning Texas football seasons, two; and they’ve seen four losing Texas football seasons.
“So the Texas that they know is a lot different than the Texas that people in my generation know. So it’s our job to elaborate them what Texas is capable of, what Texas has been in the past, and what we’re planning on being again in the future.”
Herman also said his team didn’t hold much depth behind quarterbacks Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger. Former QB Jerrod Heard, now a WR, has an emergency package of plays set up in case he’s ever needed under center again.
“There isn’t any,” Herman said of his depth behind his top two. “We hold a walk-on in Josh Covey, and then we’ll hold — and that’s not to slight Josh Covey. Josh is a respectable player and had definitely turned some eyes in spring practice — but we’ll hold a package for Jerrod Heard too each week too — that, whether a bomb blows up and Shane and Sam both can’t finish a game, Jerrod would probably be the guy to travel finish the game, and then we’ll figure things out the next week.”
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