Throughout his successful career as the head football coach at Baylor, Frank Bridges attempted nearly every trick and strategy the rules allowed. He is known for introducing the spread formation, the hidden-ball play, the end-around, and the tackle-around. Bridges spent six years as the head coach of the Bears (1920-25) and compiled a 35-18-6 record. In 1922 and 1924, he directed Baylor to its first Southwest Conference championships. He also coached the Baylor baseball team to the school's last undisputed Southwest Conference crown in 1923. He worked for several years as a major-league scout and signed several outstanding players. Bridges was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1973.