Rhule thankful for players, family before TCU - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Rhule thankful for players, family before TCU

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor Bears head football coach Matt Rhule started his weekly news conference with a message of optimism.

“I don’t think there’s a player in that building that doesn’t think we’re making a good football team,” Rhule said. “We have great players and I think if you ask our seniors they’d all say they wish they could come back next year.”

But if you think that means Rhule’s given up on this season, “I’m telling them we’re not done. This game sets the tone for our offseason.”

TCU has the number one ranked defense in the conference but is starting a freshman quarterback after starter, A&M transfer Kenny Hill was injured.

“They just go out and play ball,” Rhule said. “They don’t do any gimmicks. They just attack what you do and play football.”

Rhule says his Bears will have to meet not just the physical challenge of TCU, but the mental challenge of playing away from their families on Thanksgiving. 

“We’ll do Thanksgiving in a Brazilian steakhouse, wake up the next morning and play ball. I can’t think of anything better.”

Baylor is scheduled to kick off against TCU Friday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m.

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