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RGIII’s pep talk before Baylor beat Kansas

Robert Griffin III has obviously remained a fairly vocal Baylor supporter since leaving the school, frequently tweeting about various Bears happenings and storming the field with his former football teammates after a win over Texas Tech.

So it was no surprise that Griffin — in Texas for a boulevard-naming ceremony — would show up for Baylor’s Saturday matchup with Kansas. Still, he managed to take things to a new level by addressing the team on Friday, a day before the Bears upset the Jayhawks. Via Seth Davis’s interview with Baylor Coach Scott Drew: I saw RG3 was at the game. Did he bring you luck?

Drew: He gets the credit for the pep talk on Friday in practice. He came in and shared what the Redskins talked about when they had their backs against the wall at 3-6. He’s a huge basketball fan. He was a very good basketball player in high school. He was just phenomenal with our guys. If he ever retires from football, he can be a great coach.

He also had a personalized Baylor basketball jersey, complete with yucky Zubazzy sleeves, received a standing ovation from the crowd (via Prisbell), and clapped like he really, really meant it.

(Top photo via @BaylorMBB. Thanks to @HoldenRadio.)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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