Former Marine hopes to improve Baylor's offense

WACO, Texas -- The state-owned late-model Ford LTD looked like something the Blues Brothers once would have driven.

Like Jake and Elwood Blues before him, Lee Hays also was on a mission. His unconventional path to enlightenment -- at least in a football sense - came from watching as many Texas Tech football practices as possible.

Hays often made the lonely 210-mile roundtrip drive along Interstate 27 several times each week in the gas-guzzling cruiser from the West Texas A&M campus to Lubbock in order to gain a better understanding of coach Mike Leach's offense.