The Baylor Bears have experienced success in the last few years like they haven’t experienced in decades, hrom a 10-win season and a Heisman trophy winner in Robert Griffin III to a “rebuilding year” in 2012 where they still won eight games, including a Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA.
The Bears have had success in the NFL draft as well. Head coach Art Briles has definitely revived this program and is looking to continue his success in 2013.
The biggest key to continuing their progress as a winning program will be Heisman hopeful Lache Seastrunk. Seastrunk saw a breakout year last year when he rushed for 1012 yards and seven touchdowns in his first year on the Bears’ roster.
He only got 29 carries in his first seven games in 2012, but he will get the bulk of carries for the Bears this season and I’d expect Seastrunk to go for 1,500 plus yards and contend for the Heisman if he continues his 8.6 yards per carry that he saw last fall.
The 5-foot-10 205-pound junior has a unique skill set with great speed and vision and is very hard to tackle. Seastrunk had five runs of 30 or more yards last year and is a threat every time he touches the ball. The Bears will have one of the nation’s most explosive offensive players this fall, and Seastrunk will help Baylor go to their fourth-straight bowl game and possibly much, much more.