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“Chalk Talk” with the Baylor Bears

By Blair Stephens

Looking for a way to get up-close and personal with the Baylor Bears football team? Chalk talk, an informal press conference with Baylor football players, brings fans the latest answers to questions, game stats, and predictions. Chalk Talk is hosted by Baylor Athletics and Student Activities and takes place at 12:30 every Thursday before home games, in the Student Union Building. Different football players take the stage each week to interact with fans and get everyone excited for the upcoming game.

The first Chalk Talk of the year was Thursday, September 1. Nick Jean-Baptiste, a Stafford senior, and Terrance Ganaway, a DeKalb senior, were the men of the hour.

Jean-Baptiste spoke about the new defensive coordinator, Phil Bennett, and his strategies. “We are a lot more aggressive,” Jean-Baptiste said.

Both players encouraged the fans to “be loud,” saying that the team “knows how it feels with fans behind them and not.”

Obviously, something worked. Whether it was the free Chick-Fil-A for everyone in attendance, the jersey signed by Coach Art Briles given away to a lucky audience member, or just the determination and excitement the players exhibited, the enthusiasm helped lead the Bears to victory over TCU.

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