The Times West Virginian

WVU Sports

July 24, 2013

Holgorsen: ‘Clay may be our best football player on our team’


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Baylor’s “head” coach Art Briles had the team’s shiny new gold helmet on display on the table in front of him when someone asked him about it.

“Well, there’s two shiny things up here, that helmet and my head probably. To me, that’s what it’s all about. You’ve got style; you’ve got attitude; you’ve got effort. You have an image, and our image is we’re going to play fast, we’re going to be fearless, and we’re not going to worry about what other people think because we know who we are and we know what we’re going to do.

“So the new uniforms and all that stuff, it’s tied in with presenting the image that we are at Baylor, and that’s being really good football players, really good students, at a really good university,” he said.

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When it was brought up to Briles that his Baylor Bears have three open dates before they play eight games this year, he claimed he wasn’t even aware of that, but it hardly flustered him.

“It is what it is. Speed limit is 55; drive 55. You’ve got three open dates; deal with it. Really, it just depends on how you approach. The thing I’ve learned over the last two or three years is don’t wear them out on the open-date time,” he said.

“So we’ll keep them fresh, and they’ll be healthy and ready to go.”

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