Most college football receivers dream of catching 20 touchdowns in their entire career. Baylor’s Corey Coleman has done that in just eight games this season. After leaping onto the national scene as a redshirt sophomore in 2014 with 64 catches for 1,119 yards and 11 scores, the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder has become the most reliable and dangerous receiving target in the nation. A former four-star recruit from the Dallas suburbs, Coleman is dominating secondaries and has landed in the Heisman discussion during Baylor’s 8-0 start.
The BR-4 Bears have yet to played a ranked team, but they will face BR-2 Oklahoma, BR-6 Oklahoma State and BR-11 TCU in succession over the next three weeks in games that will either earn them a spot in the four-team playoff or eliminate them from contention.
Before embarking on a potentially progam-defining stretch, head coach Art Briles, who has transformed the team from a Big 12 punchline to perennial national title contender, joined Scott Van Pelt on Monday night.
The eighth-year head coach chatted with Scott Van Pelt and provided one of the best (and slightly sinister) quotes on his soon-to-be All-American you will ever hear: