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Baylor coach expects to see greatness from RG3 and Josh Gordon

2011 Heisman Trophy Presentation

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Coach Art Briles and Robert Griffin III of the Baylor Bears poses with the trophy after being named the 77th Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner during a press conference at The New York Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Robert Griffin III and Josh Gordon were teammates at Baylor, and they both burst onto the scene as professionals. Now Griffin is trying to bounce back from the disastrous end to his tenure in Washington, while Gordon is hoping to be reinstated from his substance-abuse suspension. They’ve both fallen a long way.

But their college coach, Art Briles, believes they both have plenty left. Now that Griffin has been signed by the Browns and is poised to become a teammate of Gordon’s, Briles thinks they have a great future ahead of them.

“There is a natural connection between RG3 and JG,” Briles told “When you’re talking about a quarterback-receiver relationship at the highest level of the game you need a really strong bond and those guys have it. I think it’s going to be great for them.”

We don’t know yet whether Gordon will be reinstated, and if he is reinstated we don’t know if the Browns will keep him around. So we’re a ways off from seeing the two of them on the field together.

But a Griffin-Gordon pairing would at least provide for the possibility of some offensive fireworks, something that has been sorely lacking in Cleveland.