What national voices are saying about Baylor’s McLane Stadium
Just about every major sports media outlet had at least one writer at McLane Stadium this weekend for the debut of Baylor football’s new home, and every single one of them came away raving about both the facility and head coach Art Briles’ program. Here’s a sampling:
“When they’d applied the last coat of paint and polished the windows one final time and then when they’d turned on the lights and filled every seat with more than 40,000 fans wearing Baylor University gold and screaming their lungs out, they’d succeeded in doing something amazing. They’d created one of the most beautiful settings in college football, and in doing so, had elevated a program that had already emerged as one of the best in the country.” — Sports on Earth
“While the Longhorns break in a new coach, while the Johnny Manziel era passes at Texas A&M, while Texas Tech tries to recreate Mike Leach’s success, Baylor is here, now, relevant.” — CBS Sports
“This is what happens when you won’t go away… You suck it up in true Texas can-do style, and force them to see you for what you can be… This is what happens when you don’t take no for an answer.” — Sporting News
“Sunday was the celebration of a new day in Baylor history, but it was also the realization of a new day in the state of Texas. The once down-trodden Bears are the state’s top program, and it’s going to take a lot to dethrone a program that’s waited a long time to grasp the crown.” — FOX Sports
“Few college football cathedrals can match McLane. Fans can arrive by boat and tailgate on the Brazos river before entering one of the most innovative venues in the nation… They don’t have to dream anymore on BU’s campus. All the pieces are in place to cement a spot among the nation’s best, year in and year out.” — ESPN
These are unbelievable times, Baylor family. Enjoy it, let Sunday’s experience soak in for a week, and we’ll see you back at McLane Stadium on Saturday!
Sic ’em, Baylor football!