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17 BAYLOR
Elizabeth McGarr McCue
August 19, 2013
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August 19, 2013

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What I'm working with him on is making sure all of his actions are tight and [made] in a real quick, structured fashion.

SI

You said, "This should be the highest-rated class we've ever had." What made it so strong?

AB

We signed—and this is not fiction, it's fact—the fastest guy in America who plays football, [defensive back] Kyle Fulks. He [ran] a 10.2 [100 meters] this year, and he'll run close to a 20-flat 200. We also signed the best receiver in America in Robbie Rhodes, a five-star recruit, a fast guy who can track the football. And then [6-foot, 305-pound defensive tackle] Andrew Billings is the strongest guy in America—he just broke a 22-year-old [Texas high school] powerlifting mark.

SI

You won four straight to end last season. How important was that to gaining momentum in 2013?

AB

It was critical. Our guys are walking around here with a lot of belief in the process. There's not a lot of doubts about whether we belong or whether we can contend.

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