September 11, 2007

From goat to hero

What a difference a week makes.

It's been said the biggest improvements of a football season come between weeks 1 and 2 and after the season opener at TCU there were several who questioned Baylor's quarterback situation.

At TCU sophomore starter Blake Szymanski was 23 of 47 with 3 INTs and no touchdowns. Szymanski put the blame for the offenses performance squarely on his shoulders, and then put it behind him and focused in on the Rice Owls.

After throwing for 412 yards and 6 touchdowns against the Rice Owls the talk of Szymanski losing his job has quieted, for now, and the Big 12 named him the co-offensive player of the week.

"I think it did seem like a light came on," said Baylor head coach Guy Morriss. "One thing I know helped him do his job was the people around him were doing their job a little better. He had better protection. Routes were faster and cleaner. I thought probably that was the main key to him and his success.

"I don't feel like he was as wide eyed as he was against TCU and was more relaxed and just let things come to him. He wasn't pressing at all."

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