Who will start at QB?

And will the other QB play at certain times?

posted by BrentBear

Andrew Miner: If I told you Baylor’s starting QB would be badly injured for three consecutive seasons – it doesn’t matter Covid-19 – but the Bears would post a 24-12 record, go 1-1 in Big 12 games, and drop to two Sugar Bowls with two different head coaches during that time, you’d have laughed, wouldn’t you? By all accounts, Gerry Bohanon should be healthy enough to start with and I wouldn’t expect to see Kyron Drones unless we have to.

BNT: We all know, or should know by now, that Gerry will be playing. As to whether he’s ready, I don’t know. ADC said he throws and moves well. We also know Shapen won’t be dressing. Even though it was announced that Gerry would be ready, it’s still a dilemma for Ol ‘Miss as they don’t know if they will see GB or Drones. Drones has virtually no film as it has only taken a few shots during the season. QB coach Shawn Bell has shown he’s excellent at preparing for multiple QBs, so that could put a wrinkle in the Rebels’ defensive game plan.

Who will win the game?

posted by Poppy Bear

Andrew Miner: I have to choose the bears. Baylor 28-21!

BNT: They don’t call Waco the City of Champions for no reason!

Other than a Baylor win, of course, what are the “sweetest” things you hope to see at the Sugar Bowl?

posted by westjef

Andrew Miner: I want the winning trainer to receive multiple Gatorade baths, the contents of the buckets being that of the ice cream sundae ingredients. The bears win, then all the guys from OL / DL throw tubs of blue vanilla; chocolate sauce; whipped cream; chopped bananas; cherries; rainbow nuggets and green and gold gelatin bears for good measure.

BNT:

4. See GB manage the game and control the clock.

3. See Pitre get a bag and an INT.

2. See Doyle score a TD.

1. And sure enough, I’d better see thousands upon thousands of golden bears!

What are your favorite things to do in New Orleans?

dPosted by westjef

Andrew Miner: The only time I went to NOLA was for the last Sugar Bowl where I was at the Superdome for over 15 hours, then found myself eating jambalaya, shrimp and oatmeal, and a pie pie. fashion in the lobby of the media hotel at 3:30 in the morning. Don’t be like me, head to the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, or even the LSU campus to see Mike the Tiger if you have time.

BNT – See my article, New Orleans Primer: The Best Of The Best For The Sugar Bowl

What’s the best way to pass the time between the basketball game in the top 10 at 1 p.m. and the bowl football game in the top 10?

For the people of New Orleans and for the people at home.

posted by Your_Bailey_Bear

Andrew Miner: Your New Years Eve viewing schedule at CST is as follows: Penn State-Arkansas Outback Bowl at 11:00 am; Oklahoma State-Notre Dame Fiesta Bowl at noon; top 10 Baylor-Iowa State MBB at 1:00 p.m.; Utah-Ohio State Rose Bowl at 4 p.m.; Sugar bowl at 7.45 p.m. Baylor Baylor WBB plays Sunday (1/2) at 1 p.m.

BNT: There are many acceptable answers, but one clearly wins. Watch the Baylor / Zags Natty match followed by the Big12 Championship match.

Has anyone asked Coach Aranda the biggest question?

No, will he stay in Baylor, but how does he shave his scalp? Please oh pretty please with sugar on it don’t be electrolysis. Voluntary word game. Come on man, herbivore or Indian torture (American Indians like in the old west, not the convenience store kind) [no offense])? It’s almost better than the Bowie knife thought… almost. Can you tell it weighs heavily on my BNT mind? I must know! Thanks in advance for your thoughtful response. Ah yes, does the light really go out in your fridge when you close the door? Are you sure?

Posted by AleanUFOpilot certified FTL

Andrew Miner: Coach Aranda just has that perfect “coach head”, doesn’t he? I don’t know how, but he should be a Dollar Shave Club sponsor. The lights go off.

BNT – I have it from a reliable source that he picks it with tweezers, follicle by follicle.

The refrigerator light doesn’t matter as long as the refrigerator has plenty of food and it’s there every time I open the door.

Besides Café Du Monde,

What’s the next best place for donuts in NOLA? What other dishes / restaurants would you recommend?

posted by Moved2Texas

Andrew Miner: I hope to dine more at NOLA during the Final Four.

BNT – I see what you did there Andrew and I like it! Donut coffee is actually NOLA’s best. As for other recommendations, see my response to Westjef.

dOols from “That Random Internet Commentator”

BNT, how angry is Coach Rod at HCDA for injuring No. 1 baseball prospect in Louisiana’s shoulder?

And a follow-up: Should we, as a university, be embarrassed that so many talented athletes choose Baylor University?

posted by doOols II

Andrew Miner: I believe Shapen chose to focus on football, but I support his playing both sports. The wealth Baylor continues to accumulate shouldn’t embarrass anyone except Texas.

BNT: I have it from a reliable source that he challenged CDA to meet him behind Marrs Mclean to sort it out. So … well, you have to pay extra for that information. Embarrassed that Baylor is not checking in with me, so I decline to answer.

Best in Q4

I see almost every team raising four fingers suggesting they “own” the final quarter. Of course, not everyone can “own” the fourth trimester. Which teams are REALLY playing better in the fourth quarter, at least statistically? Victories from behind?

posted by IrvingParkBear

Andrew Miner: I think that answer is Alabama, but I know it’s no fun. The Tide have actually had several close calls this season, but have returned or avoided the opposition’s return on numerous occasions. If you have a chance in the fourth quarter, you need to finish Saban and not make any stupid mistakes (looking at you Auburn). The other big comebacks this season have been Red River, Michigan State over Michigan, Iron Bowl, UNC over Wake Forest, Jacksonville State over Florida State and South Dakota over South Dakota State.

BNT: UT … hahahahaha !!! I’m joking of course.

Uniform? Is everything gold?

The real problem with reality is that there is no background music.

posted by baby architect

Andrew Miner: The SEC team is ranked as the home team this year. So it could be Ole Miss in white and Baylor in green again. But what we should all be hoping for is the powder blue of the Rebels and the solid gold plains of Baylor.

BNT: Same answer as Andrew, but that would sound nice

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

One of my new joys of watching Baylor is highly touted athletes who look like scrubs against our defense.

Whether it’s Drew Timme or Bijan Robinson or Paige Buckets.

How well will Baylor corral Matt Corral? Concretely how many bags?

posted by Your_Bailey_Bear

Andrew Miner: Baylor is just 32 sacks this season (~ 2.66 / game), but forced 16 INTs and collected eight fumbles and, most impressively, blocked all unnamed running backs Breece Hall. Corral has only been sacked 22 times this year and has a loophole quality; but then again, the Bears posted five sacks against Oklahoma. I think the over / under for sacks and steals is 1.5 and the Bears go more on sacks but less on picks. Baylor wins the game by forcing the punters and having long, sustained practices on offense.

BNT: With Roberts and Aranda’s extended time to plan this game and the elite level of play from our LBs and Jacks, I think we’re going to surprise Corral and have over 3 sacks and a ton of QBs in a hurry. D will be a puzzle for the Rebels, but our O controlling LOS and possession time will win the game.

Prediction for the game against Iowa State?

But more importantly, which is better: Cajun food or Creole food ??

Sic ’em Bears!

posted by PioneerSky

BNT: Two-digit bear. We will wear them out and tear themselves away in the 2nd half. ISU will come back to life after Saturday’s game.

Leave any other questions or comments below. I’ll be posting my Sugar Bowl game prediction tomorrow morning on Twitter @BearNTex for your enjoyment.

Sic’Ol Mademoiselle!

XOXO

BNT