Bryce Petty's draft selection spurs Twitter spat between Texas, Baylor assistants


The budding Texas-Baylor rivalry was doused with some extra gasoline Saturday morning as the final day of the NFL draft unfolded.

Soon after Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty was selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round, ESPN's broadcasting team offered a breakdown of where Petty will need to develop at the next level. (Analysis that, coincidentally, Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford disagreed with.)

But then came this tweet from Mike Giglio, who oversees Texas recruiting as its director of player personnel:

Baylor fans did not take this well. Which is understandable, since recent history is on their side. Baylor has won four of its last five meetings with Texas and has enjoyed far superior play at quarterback over that span.

Texas' coaching staff did develop Teddy Bridgewater at Louisville into a successful pro-style quarterback who won NFL rookie of the year honors. But still, Texas has no business sniping about quarterbacks these days, especially considering the Longhorns' most recent game, in which they struggled mightily and gained just 59 total yards in a Texas Bowl loss to Arkansas.

How did Baylor's staff react to the tweet? Baylor recruiting coordinator Beau Trahan -- a Texas grad who once played QB -- took this trash-talk to the next level with an invitation to Waco, presumably to discuss the nuances of the offensive game over a cold Dr Pepper.

Baylor receiver KD Cannon had a simpler solution for Giglio:

Earlier, Giglio touted Bridgewater in a more subtle tweet that seemingly referenced Johnny Manziel, in which he embedded a clip of draft analysis that said pro-style QBs have an edge in the draft over those from spread offenses.

Giglio's message is interesting given Charlie Strong's recent comments about speeding up his offense and adapting more to the local landscape.

“I would say probably 98 percent of this state is a spread offense,” Strong said in March. “The key players that you need to really recruit, those guys are the ones that are in the spread offense. So that's what you're looking for.”