Mississippi State to play Baylor? Not so fast says AD

Baylor has been criticized for its recent non-conference schedule and rightfully so. But head coach Art Briles mentioned Mississippi State as a future opponent in 2020 and 2021 during an interview with Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman earlier this week.

"We're playing Duke in '16 or '17 or something, they are a Power 5," Briles told Feldman. "You know, we're playing, I think Mississippi State up in '20, '21. But you got to understand, these schedules are made in 2008, 2009; we're making schedules that we are playing now."

A home-and-home with Mississippi State would seem like a step in the right direction for a Baylor program that hasn't played a Power-5 opponent since the Big 12 went to nine conference games in 2011. The only problem is that Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin knows nothing about the potential matchup.

It would seem odd as Mississippi State already has a home-and-home series against North Carolina State scheduled in 2020 and 2021. The Bulldogs travel to Raleigh for the first matchup, followed by a meeting in Starkville in 2021.

But wait, there's more. Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw confirmed later as a guest on ESPN 1660 that there had been communication with Mississippi State about future football games, but nothing had been set.

I guess we'll have to wait and see. You can read more at BearsTruth.com.