Recruitingwise, what has Robert Griffin III's success done for your program?
AB: It has elevated us on a national level that has never been seen by Baylor University. If you ask anybody in the state of Washington or Florida or New York, they're going to know something about Baylor athletics. He's allowed us to have access to every high school student-athlete in America who aspires to play college football at the highest level.
Have you given RG3 any career advice for life after Baylor?
AB: I told him he doesn't need to try to make all the plays, because in the NFL or at any level, it's about keeping that position healthy. I also told him to be sure to keep hold of his athleticism. Don't be so structured that you lose the gift that you have.
SI: CAN BAYLOR'S RUN OF SUCCESS CONTINUE?
AB: YOU DON'T WANT TO BE A FLASHING STAR. YOU'VE GOT TO BE LIKE THE SUN; THE SUN COMES UP EVERY DAY. YOU HAVE TO BE CONSISTENT AND PASSIONATE. OUR CAUSE IS TO KEEP ELEVATING OUR PROGRAM.
Baylor received two of the five largest capital gifts in the school's history this year for the new on-campus stadium. What is the dialogue like with donors?
AB: The conversations are, Let's stay proactive and make sure when we look around, people can't say that they have an opportunity to have a better experience somewhere else than they do at Baylor.