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Matt Rhule again has Baylor run pregame ‘Oklahoma Drill’

Matt Rhule really couldn’t care less what you, I or anybody else thinks.

The Baylor head coach came under heavy fire when, prior to the Week 3 game against Duke, he had his players run the “Oklahoma Drill,” a full-contact drill developed by the great Bud Wilkinson, as part of their pregame warmup. Afterward, Rhule defended a drill whose use in practice settings is dwindling in this era of safety and is rarely seen in pregame.

“It’s a great opportunity to come together and establish our physicality as a team before games,” the coach said last week. “It’s something I’ve always done. We try to do it before Tuesday and Wednesday practices too.”

Prior to the game against No. 3 Oklahoma, fittingly, Rhule went back to that same well.

Matt Rhule said he didn’t think Baylor would do the Oklahoma drill before playing OU, yet 30 min before kick here we are

— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 23, 2017

The Bears are currently 0-3 on the season, including a season-opening loss to FCS Liberty and one the following week to UT-San Antonio of Conference USA. BU is one of two Power Five teams, along with Florida State, without a win this season.