Matt Rhule really couldn’t care less what you, I or anybody else thinks.
The Baylor head coach came under heavy fire when, prior to the Week 3 game against Duke, he had his players run the “Oklahoma Drill,” a full-contact drill developed by the great Bud Wilkinson, as part of their pregame warmup. Afterward, Rhule defended a drill whose use in practice settings is dwindling in this era of safety and is rarely seen in pregame.
“It’s a great opportunity to come together and establish our physicality as a team before games,” the coach said last week. “It’s something I’ve always done. We try to do it before Tuesday and Wednesday practices too.”
Prior to the game against No. 3 Oklahoma, fittingly, Rhule went back to that same well.
Matt Rhule said he didn’t think Baylor would do the Oklahoma drill before playing OU, yet 30 min before kick here we are pic.twitter.com/jCxfWEHQjW
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 23, 2017
The Bears are currently 0-3 on the season, including a season-opening loss to FCS Liberty and one the following week to UT-San Antonio of Conference USA. BU is one of two Power Five teams, along with Florida State, without a win this season.