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Baylor redshirt sophomore RB Devin Chafin is creating preseason buzz, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

We are really intrigued by Chafin since he offers a different kind of style than we have seen from Baylor since college success Terrance Ganaway. Chafin stands at 6'0/225 pounds and wins with strength and a physical nature, but Baylor's website also notes he runs a 4.43 forty, posted a 37" vertical and squatted 570 pounds. Bryce Petty has already "raved" about Chafin. Feldman also points to true freshman receiver Ishmael Zamora as a potential breakout Bear.
Aug 15 - 9:55 AM

Baylor WR Clay Fuller suffered a broken clavicle during practice Friday and will miss between 6-8 weeks.

The timeline suggests Fuller could be back in time for the Iowa State game on Sept. 27, or the Oct. 4 showcase against the hated Longhorns in Austin. Luckily, surgery is not considered necessary. Fuller finished fifth on the squad with 32 catches for 512 yards last season.
Aug 9 - 6:34 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes "scouts will be watching" to see how Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty and Baylor "respond now that they have a target on their backs."

"Petty will have to continue to polish his game as he prepares for the next level, and scouts will be watching to see how Petty and Baylor respond now that they have a target on their backs coming off the school's first Big 12 championship," Davis wrote. The Baylor prospect will have to show he's capable of "rising to the occasion" when Baylor won't be "sneaking up on anyone" this season, according to Davis. Teams will have a full offseason to plan for Bryce Petty, and it will be Petty's job to show scouts he's the top QB prospect in next year's draft.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 8 - 2:03 PM

Baylor's Antwan Goodley and Levi Norwood were named the Big 12's best WR duo by NFL.com.

Did you expect anything different? "You could almost pick anybody on the Bears' fall camp roster at the receiver position to team up with Goodley (5-foot-10, 220 pounds) and Baylor still would have one of the best duos in the conference," a trio of staff writers wrote. "That's a testament to how good the depth is in Waco at the position (which includes incoming five-star freshman K.D. Cannon, who Art Briles has raved about) and also how good the team's No. 1 player at the position is." Goodley is a leading preseason candidate to win the Biletnikoff Award, but don't sleep on his running mate. "Norwood (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) is an excellent complement in the slot, and is coming off an All-Big 12 season in which he really took off once Tevin Reese got hurt," the site noted.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 30 - 8:18 PM

Baylor coach Art Briles admitted that he was intrigued by the Texas coaching vacancy.

"There was some conversation but not to extent I felt like I cheated on my wife," Briles said. Briles has proved to be one of the nation's best coaches since arriving in Waco, starting out his tenure with the moribund program with a pair of 4-8 seasons before gradually building to last season's Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl appearance. Texas also flirted with Nick Saban before settling on Charlie Strong.
Jul 25 - 10:20 PM

Baylor's Bryce Petty and Oregon State's Sean Mannion share the top senior QB grade from one NFL scouting service, according to NFL.com's Andy Fenelon.

The senior quarterback class is not strong this season, but we would place Utah State's Chuckie Keeton in the top spot. Petty's biggest issue is pressure. He frequently looks great against defenses that are overwhelmed by Baylor's offensive prowess and many times is fortunate to see receivers running open. Mannion might be even worse against pressure and is less mobile. We doubt either one are first-round picks.
Jul 24 - 3:46 PM

Baylor WR Antwan Goodley pegged redshirt sophomore WR Corey Coleman as the player to watch this season.

Coleman was the team's leading kick returner and started 10 of 13 games after redshirting his first year on campus. According to his Baylor bio page, Coleman runs a 4.38 forty and posted a vertical jump of 45+", best on the team. He could emerge as a go-to target across from Goodley, if the latter continues to struggle with his catching consistency.
Jul 23 - 11:40 AM

NFL.com pegs Baylor's Antwan Goodley, Alabama's Amari Cooper and Florida State's Rashad Greene as the three frontrunners for the Biletnikoff Award.

As the go-to receiver in Baylor's high-flying attack, Goodley has "a good choice to have the most receptions among this group," predicted the website, which adds that all three of these players are on National Championship contending squads. "Goodley and Greene also play with established quarterbacks; that's not the case with Cooper, which means that no matter how talented he is, he also is the most likely of this trio not to be on the finalists list at the end of the season," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 19 - 8:39 PM

Five-star offensive tackle recruit Patrick Hudson flipped his commitment from Texas A&M to Baylor.

The 6-foot-5, 330-pound OT was committed to the Aggies as recently as late March, but re-opened his recruitment and has decided to play for the Bears. It's quite a coup for Baylor, which used head coach Art Briles' connections (Hudson’s high school coach was his college roommate) to reel in the stud recruit.
Jul 18 - 9:22 PM

Baylor redshirt freshman OL Jacob Kyle was charged and arrested for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.

A Baylor spokesman said head coach Art Briles is aware of the situation and will act at a later date. The event took place in May.
Jul 16 - 3:12 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty "has linebacker's size (6-3, 238) and a tailback's burst and athleticism," writes Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

Petty was named to Feldman's "All-Freak" team, a deserved honor for a QB who vertical jumps 38 inches, broad jumps 10-feet, 5.5-inches, squats 510 pounds and runs a 4.62 forty. If you need proof of Petty's work ethic, consider that he arrived on campus weighing 214 pounds, with a 31-inch vertical and a high 4.8 second forty. Bears strength coach Kaz Kazadi said Petty's workout numbers rival former Baylor QB RGIII's. "If you wanted him to go to 250 and make him a defensive end so he was chasing quarterbacks, he could do it," said Kazadi. "If you wanted to make him that old-school, over-the-tight end outside linebacker, he could do it. If you wanted to make him a tight end, he could easily do it. He can do all that."
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 13 - 9:26 PM

Baylor offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery was named the No. 2 assistant coach in college football by NFL.com.

"Baylor is quickly becoming the Oregon of the South, and Montgomery is a big reason why," wrote staff writer Chase Goodbread. "As the play-caller for what is arguably the fastest-paced offense in the country, Montgomery is on the cutting edge of offensive football in the college game." The Bears were the No. 1 team in the country with 619 yards per game last year. "[Montgomery] coached Robert Griffin III to a Heisman Trophy-winning season, and might do so again this fall with star quarterback and NFL draft prospect Bryce Petty," Goodbread concluded.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 12 - 10:25 PM

Baylor’s new football stadium will feature a statue of former Heisman winner Robert Griffin III.

A 9.5-foot bronze statue of RGIII will stand in McLane Stadium's south end zone plaza, honoring the school’s only Heisman Trophy winner. Baylor isn't discussing the statue, nor has it released pictures, building anticipation for the stadium's unveiling in the August 31 opener against SMU. "It’s gonna be awesome," statue designer Tom White said. "It’s a great tribute to him and all his wonderful accomplishments."
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 8 - 8:57 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks "can't jump onboard" with the idea that Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty is a potential franchise quarterback.

A four-game film study left Brooks "questioning [Petty's] overall talent and potential." The 6-foot-3, 230-pound redshirt senior put ip 4,200 yards and a 32-to-3 TD-to-INT ratio last year, but Brooks gave a lot of credit for those numbers to his stellar supporting cast. "I saw a quarterback who greatly benefitted from a clever offensive system and supporting cast loaded with future NFL playmakers," wrote the analyst. "Petty didn't exhibit the arm talent, accuracy and playmaking ability I would expect from a franchise quarterback; I would need to see dramatic improvements in his mechanics and overall play to place him in the conversation with Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston and Brent Hundley as the top quarterback in the 2015 class."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 4 - 2:25 AM

Former Texas A&M redshirt freshman OL Ishmael Wilson will transfer to Baylor, according to 247 Sports.

The 6-foot-4, 308-pound lineman was a four-star recruit out of Dallas Bishop Dunne in 2013. He has decided to move closer to home. "I'm not at A&M anymore," Wilson said. "I'm going to Baylor. I'm filling out my paperwork right now. A lot of schools want me but [Baylor is] close to home." Wilson will sit out the 2014 season and retain three years of eligibility beginning next year.
Source: 247 Sports
Jul 2 - 2:27 PM


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