Last week, I had a chance to tag along with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin on his first day of school.
First off, a thanks to the people at Baylor who helped make that happen. But it was a great experience and if you want to know what it's like to be Robert Griffin, here's my story on a day in the life of Baylor's best hope for a bowl game.
10:05 a.m. A quick run through the syllabus, and Griffin's first class of the day is over. He walks over to a shaded area outside the Student Union Building, where Griffin's friends and other athletes often kill time between classes. A familiar face starts the semester with some smack talk and a smile.
"I know you're not going to be talking all that stuff when I dunk on you," says Brittney Griner, the 6-foot-8 star of the women's team. "We can go to the Ferrell Center today. Write it down. Brittney Griner is gonna dunk on Robert Griffin. Then I'll come out to the football field and throw better than you."
"Whoa, whoa, whoa," Griffin says to laughter. "Let me go get my brace, and we'll go play right now."
Plenty more in the story, including cameos from Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis, teammates Kendall Wright and Robert T. Griffin, as well as Baylor coach Art Briles.