Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ex-Bears: Coaches Monitored Players.(Final)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Bliss' Staff Knew Their 'Every Move'

Two former Baylor University men's basketball players say it's hard to believe a player could be missing more than a day without the program's coaching staff knowing it.

The two, Chad Elsey and Steve Raquet, also say Baylor has recruited some players of questionable character.

Elsey, a law student at Tulsa who last played at Baylor in 2002, and Raquet, a walk-on from Albuquerque who left the Bears' program in May for the University of Southern Colorado, said in interviews that coach Dave Bliss' staff was constantly aware of the players' every move.

"In the summer ... they know when you show up; they know if you don't," Elsey said. …

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