"A reasonable expectation, first thing that popped to my mind, is to break every Baylor record that's every been made offensively," Baylor head coach Art Briles said. "Which is what we expect him to do and what he plans to do."
To be clear, Art Briles is talking about junior quarterback Bryce Petty, who has never started a college game. That might seem laughable most places. But for the school that produced Heisman winner RG3 and then watched Nick Florence nearly match those numbers, maybe it's not.
"You're talking about two guys that have set records here," Petty said. "My job is to step up and try my best to do the same."
Petty's already convinced his teammates he'll measure up.
"This man is unbelievable. He can do it all. Run. Throw. He's that good," running back Lache Seastrunk said.
"Petty has a chance of being just as good, if not better. He has a big frame. Powerful arm. Fast. Strong," linebacker Bryce Hager said.
Those attributes have earned him comparisons not to RG3, but to another Heisman winner.
"He's like Tim Tebow," Hager said.
As for those lofty expectations his coach has, he's not alone.
"As a competitor, that's what you want to do. You want to set records. You want to become a legend," Petty said.