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S6E4 - From Cougar Tails to Bobcats

Host Travis Corley helps you find the positive in Baylor's loss to BYU, and then gets you ready for the Bears' matchup vs Texas State

What a wild night it was in Provo, Utah as the Bears fell in double OT 26-20 to the BYU Cougars. It was a sloppy and undisciplined game for the Bears, but they somehow managed to stay in the game with a chance to win at the end. From full moons, cougar tails, and 60,000 plus screaming mormons it is sure to be the toughest atmosphere Baylor will see this year even with trips to Austin and Norman in the future.

Travis kicks off this episode with Coach Aranda's opening statements from his BYU postgame press conference. Aranda opened his statements with a smile and encouraging words about the team, and how he was proud of the way they fought. It was just what Travis needed to hear at 2:30am on a Sunday morning to finally get some sleep. 

We'll keep the positive vibes flowing as Travis takes a step back to explain his perspective on how he likes Baylor's position in relation to the other Big 12 teams. Most other teams in the league won't face a tough road environment or adversity until league play begins, and Baylor will have faced both while still 0-0 in conference play. 

Then Travis takes a deep dive into the game to explain what he thinks went wrong and why. At some point the Baylor offense didn't trust Shapen to throw the ball, and that showed as Baylor rushed the ball 52 times. Travis is concerned with the WR group and thinks someone needs to step up as a playmaker before it's too late. But... as badly as Baylor played they still had a chance to win at the end of the game. And Travis thinks that's something to be proud of against a Top #15 team on the road. 

Finally we'll turn the page on what was last weekend and move on to Texas State. Travis wants to see the team build their overall confidence, and specifically to see Shapen develop rapport with his WR's. Don't be shocked to see the starters play the entire game even if Baylor is up by 30. The offense needs to find an identity, and this is the last opportunity to do so before starting Big 12 conference play.

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S6E3 - Mormons vs Baptists

Host, Travis Corley, discusses the 12 team CFP and Dave Aranda's thoughts on the expansion. Also, Jarom Jordan of BYU Sports Nation joins PBwM to discuss the upcoming matchup between Baylor and BYU

The Bears cruised to a 69-10 win against the Great Danes last Saturday in a nice tune up game before heading up to Provo, Utah this weekend. This Saturday's matchup versus BYU will feature 2 top 25 teams, and 2 of the best offensive lines in the nation. It will be a tough game for the Bears as BYU has the highest percentage of returning production from last year and certainly have circled this game on their calendars.

Huge news in the college football world as it was announced last week the College Football Playoff will be expanded to 12 teams including automatic bids for 6 conference champions. Dave Aranda was asked about the expansion and that's exactly where this episode begins. We'll hear what Coach Aranda had to say and then Travis' reaction. Will this decrease the likelihood that we see 2 "superconferences" emerge and what does this mean for Baylor and the Big 12? Travis discusses.

Travis recaps the game vs Albany last weekend and what impressed and didn't impress him. He wanted to see the offensive line get off to a better start, and the defense to contain the QB better. 

Then Jarom Jordan Co-Host of BYU Sports Nation joins Please Bear with Me to discuss the matchup between Baylor and BYU amongst other things. Jarom explains how excited the BYU fanbase is to join the Big 12 and mentions what a positive experience it was for fans visiting Waco last year. Then they'll dive into the game this weekend and the expectations of both teams. Travis and Jarom will also discuss the multiple layers going on in this game from future Big 12 opponents, to Grimes and Mateos returning to BYU, and the Mormon vs Baptist budding rivalry.

Travis wraps up with the "Bear Necessities" and his week 2 picks. Bear with us this week and let's get excited for the trip to Provo, this has the makings of a Baylor Football classic. 

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S6E2 - Week 1 - Bears vs Danes

Andrew Miner joins Please Bear With Me to talk pre-season Big 12 Power rankings and the matchup vs Albany

The long off-season wait will finally come to a close this weekend as the Baylor Bears take on the Albany Great Danes. Travis Corley and Please Bear With Me are here to get you ready.

The show kicks off with Scotty Swingler and host Travis Corley running through Baylor's schedule and predicting wins and losses for the Bears. While they both have high expectations for the season it might shock you to hear who they have beating Baylor. The schedule isn't as favorable as it was last year, but Baylor still has a strong chance to repeat as Big 12 Champions.

Friend of the podcast and host of The Bears Illustrated Podcast, Andrew Miner, will then join us to talk Big 12 and the upcoming matchup vs. Albany. Andrew and Travis give us their pre-season Big 12 power rankings and who they think has a shot of playing in the Big 12 Championship game. The two think there might be a dark horse team in the mix by the end of the season. Andrew gives us his floor and ceiling for the Bears, and Travis gives his reasons why he thinks the Bears' floor is a bit lower than Andrew thinks. 

To wrap up they talk about the Bears vs Great Danes matchup and their expectations for the game. While they both expect the Bears to win there are still a few things the guys want to see. Finally, it's our new favorite segment "Oso or Oh No" with topics revolving around this weekend's game.

Fans won't have to worry (too much) about the heat this weekend as Baylor kicks off their season with an evening game. Hope to see everyone there! Sic 'em Bears!

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S6E1 - 2022-23 Season Expectations

Scotty Swingler joins host Travis Corley to discuss season expectations for the Baylor Bears.

Another season of Baylor Football is almost upon us and Please Bear With Me is back to talk about the upcoming season. Expectations have not been this high for the Bears in quite some time, so it should be a very exciting season.

Scotty Swingler joins host Travis Corley to talk about the season expectations. They begin the episode discussing the re-commitment of 4 Star QB Austin Novasod and how big a win this was for the program. Travis thinks this was Baylor recruiting hitting it's second win after a big recruiting summer.

Then the boys dive into what they're most excited for, and what they're most worried about for the Bears this season. Travis and Scotty discuss what makes an offense reliable. Then they debate if the RVO offense will be as reliable and violent as it was last year.

The episode wraps up with discussions of which Baylor players they believe will make All-Big 12 and All-American teams. Finally a new segment called "Oso or Oh No" makes its debut on the podcast. Travis and Scotty will debate on whether they agree (Oso) or disagree (Oh No) on several statements about Baylor's season.

Baylor transitions from being the hunters to the hunted after being picked to win the Big 12. They certainly have a great shot at going back-to-back, and that will start September 3rd against the Great Danes of Albany.

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Spring Special!

A recap of the Baylor Football Spring Game

It was a great day to be back at McLane for the Baylor football spring game. The alumni BBQ competition surely got everyone back in the mood for tailgating and football. Expectations are high as Baylor begins their trek to defend their Big 12 Championship on the heels of the greatest season in Baylor history.

Travis begins the episode explaining what the expectations should be from a Spring game. You won’t be able to gather how good the upcoming season will go, but you can definitely get a feel for which players improved and who might win starting positions. 

Then we’ll dive into who impressed Travis the most in the Spring game. There are alot of questions at wide receiver and a few players emerged as potential starters. Spots are still open in the receiver group, but we at least got a good indication of who it may be.

Finally Travis will give his 2 cents on the QB battle and who he believes will be leading the Bears next year at the position. Coach Aranda said he wants to name the starter by the end of Spring football. Will it be Blake Shapen or will it be Gerry Bohanon? Regardless of who is chosen Baylor is in great position at QB and Travis believes both players can lead Baylor to another Big 12 Championship.

There is alot to look forward to for the upcoming season. So sit back, relax, and listen in and let’s enjoy the fact that there’s some Baylor football to talk about. 

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A Sugar Sweet Season Finale

Travis is joined for one final time this season by Scotty Swingler to discuss the Bear's Sugar Bowl victory and a recap of Baylor's historic season.

The Bears capped off a sugar sweet football season with a 21-7 win in the Sugar Bowl for Baylor's first ever NY6 bowl victory. This 12 win season is a program record and what an amazing turnaround it was for Coach Dave Aranda's 2nd year at the helm.

Please Bear with Me once again welcomes Scotty Swingler to help recap this incredible season. This episode starts with a recap of the ups and downs of the Sugar Bowl and the impressive amount of records the Bears were able to set. Also, how Baylor was able to win despite only 40 passing yards on the day.

Travis and Scotty will also recap the season in its entirety. Both of the guys were surprised at how the season turned out based on the expectations they both set for the year. This rolls right into what expectations each of them has for the program moving forward especially given the news surrounding the inevitable contract extension for Dave Aranda. 

This episode wraps up with a very rough outlook on what the roster may look like next year. Not as many guys are leaving as Travis thought and most of the core of the offensive identity will be returning (OL and QB). Both of the guys think there will be a heck of a battle for playing time at WR and DB. 

Thanks to everyone who listened to this season 5 of Please Bear with Me and thank you to all of the guests who so graciously took the time to join us. We certainly wouldn't have had this fun of a year without you.

Sic 'em

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Sugar Bowl Preview with Brad Logan

Travis discusses Baylor's recent bowl history as well as the 1957 Sugar Bowl victory over #2 Tennessee. Then Brad Logan of Inside the Rebels on 247Sports and host of the BLEAVinOleMiss Podcast joins the podcast to give us an inside look at this Ole Miss Rebels football team.

The Bears are bowling and Travis is here to get you ready for an exciting matchup with the Ole Miss Rebels. The Rebels have had somewhat of a similar experience as Baylor over the last couple of years. Both teams are in their 2nd year of a new head coach and both teams are coming off of a lackluster year. Ole Miss is coming off of a 5-5 year, and of course the Bears coming off of a 2 win season.

Travis begins this episode doing a small recap of Baylor's recent bowl history starting in 2010. This will be Baylor's 10th bowl game since then and their 4th BCS/NY6 bowl appearance. The Bears are 5-4 in those bowl games and 0-3 in BCS/NY6 bowl games. Travis will then recap Baylor's 1957 Sugar Bowl victory over the undefeated #2 Tennessee Volunteers. This will be Baylor's 3rd Sugar Bowl appearance and they are 1-1 in this bowl.

Next, Brad Logan of Inside the Rebels on 247Sports and host of the BLEAVinOleMiss podcast joins Please Bear with Me. He talks through the turnaround the Rebel's have experienced in year 2 of Lane Kiffin and why Lane is a good fit at Ole Miss. We discuss the Ole Miss offense led by highly touted QB Matt Corral and the defense who is playing much better than what the numbers will tell you.

Finally Travis compares where each team ranks nationally and gives us a game prediction. This is one of the better matchups this bowl season as it will feature one of the best offenses in Ole Miss vs one of the best defenses in Baylor. Something has got to give and we will find out on Saturday!

Sic 'em

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Chris Platt Tells All

Chris Platt joins Please Bear with Me to tell us all about his experience across his 6 years at Baylor University.

Travis welcomes former Baylor Wide Receiver Chris Platt for an in-depth interview about his 6 years at Baylor. Chris was recruited by the Briles' staff, but ended up playing for 3 different Head Coaches during his time at Baylor.

This interview covers everything starting from the Briles firing all the way to Chris's Pro Day experience and what he is up to now. Chris opens up about some misconceptions during his time at Baylor as well as his struggle with his mental health throughout it all. He talks about his relationship with Coach Rhule and the factors that went into his decision to come back from injury and try to take advantage of his 6th year of eligibility.

Chris has one of the most unique experiences of all the Baylor football players to come through the program. Thank you Chris for being so vulnerable. We know your story will resonate with others and help enlighten us all. You do not want to miss this interview.  

Sic 'em!

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S5E17 - The Bears are Big 12 Champs! Plus Eddie Lackey!

Eddie Lackey joins PBwM this week to break down the Bears 3rd conference championship. Was this the best defensive performance of all time for the Bears? Was "The McPlay" the best play in Baylor history? Come find out in this week's episode.

The Baylor Bears are Big 12 Champions for a 3rd time in program history which now ties Baylor with 2nd most all-time. The Bears defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys 21-16 in what was one of the best games of the weekend and of the season. For anyone worried about whether or not the new Big 12 could draw viewership, I think that has been put to bed.

Travis starts this episode discussing how Baylor has taken over the Big 12. Never in the history of the conference has a University simultaneously held a Big 12 title in football, men's basketball, and women's basketball until now. The future is bright for Baylor in this conference.

Then we dive into a recap of the Big 12 Championship game. We also talk about the defensive performance and how this could be Baylor's best defensive performance of all time. We all know how elite our defense can be when everything is clicking and we saw that this past weekend. The Bears intercepted Spencer Sanders 4 times while only allowing 70 yards rushing on 40 carries. Travis was confident a Blake Shapen led team could win the Big 12, so bear with him while he toots his own horn. Shapen started the game with 17 straight completions, an FBS record this year, and at one point had more TD's than he did incompletions.

Travis then gives his thoughts on a few specific plays throughout the game. The 4th and 1 which the Bears did not convert and of course "The McPlay", the amazing play made by former walk on Jairon McVea to win Baylor the title game. 

Finally, Please Bear with Me is joined by former Baylor linebacker, Big 12 Champion, and All-Big 12 performer Eddie Lackey. Eddie talks about the anniversary of winning Baylor's first Big 12 title in the ice fog game vs Texas in 2013. He recalls the feeling of running out on the field and how great the atmosphere was in Floyd Casey given the weather. He also breaks down "The McPlay" and describes how difficult it is to make a play like that; plus much more!

This game is a fun one to revisit so listen in as Travis and Eddie take you through it. The Baylor Bears, picked to finish 8th in the preseason poll, are Big 12 Champions and it feels so good. Who would have thought?

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S5E16 - Big 12 Championship Preview and Travis Roeder

Please Bear with Me welcomes Travis Roeder to break down the Big 12 Championship rematch between Baylor and Oklahoma State. Also, Pastor Scotty tells us about a time he almost fought a Pokes fan.

Your Baylor Bears are heading to a conference championship game for the second time in 3 years after a grind-it-out type of win and a little help from the Oklahoma State Cowboys. It wasn't the type of game we expected to see in the BUTT Bowl, but the Bears found a way to win and that's all that matters.

Travis kicks off this episode discussing his disbelief that Baylor has a 10 win season with a potential to make it 12. He is also pretty excited this championship game will not include either OU or UT given their soon to be exit from the Big 12. Travis talks the Dave Aranda likely extension and why he is such a good fit for Baylor.

Next he talks more about the wild coaching carousel and how in a 24 hour span both head coaching positions at Oklahoma and Notre Dame became available. Travis follows up with a quick recap of the Texas Tech game before Pastor Scotty enlightens us with a story about a fight he almost got into with some Pokes fans. 

Please Bear with Me will then welcome guest Travis Roeder, an X's and O's aficionado, to break down the rematch between Baylor and Oklahoma State. Roeder explains what he thinks both defenses will do differently, what the addition of Terrel Bernard means for Baylor, and finally what Blake Shapen brings to the offense. 

Most Bears fans didn't think we'd find ourselves in the conference championship, but yet here we are. Dave Aranda has an excellent opportunity in year 2 to do what Matt Rhule couldn't in year 3. The top 2 defenses in the conference face off on Saturday in a top 10 matchup; what an exciting time to be a Baylor fan.

Sic 'em

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The Please Bear With Me podcast is Hosted/Produced by Baylor alum Travis Corley and was Created by Baylor alum Scotty Swingler. PBwM covers Baylor football with engaging interviews, fun conversations, and strong opinions. Brought to you by BearsIllustrated of 247Sports.