WACO, Texas -- Bryce Petty waited too long to spend just one season as a college starting quarterback. The Baylor senior, who grayshirted, redshirted and then spent two more years as a backup before finally winning the job, is back. His goal? Lead the Bears to a second consecutive Big 12 title and possibly even more.
Six years ago, Petty was starting his senior season at Midlothian (Texas) High. He was committed to play for coach Phillip Fulmer at Tennessee. That fact alone should indicate how much has changed in college football as Petty has navigated his course. In the process, he has learned quite a bit.
Petty recently sat down with SI.com to discuss those lessons, along with quarterbacks who flex, the Art Briles playlist, the call from Lane Kiffin that never came and the one dish his mom makes that he can’t live without.
Give it a listen …