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Former Baylor redshirt senior RB Devin Chafin is now playing for Missouri Southern State.

Chafin was dismissed at the beginning of June for a myriad of off-field issues, including an arrest for marijuana possession and allegations from a former girlfriend that he assaulted her multiple times. The 6-foot, 225-pounder rushed for 585 yards and nine touchdowns last season.
Aug 28 - 2:00 PM

Baylor HC Jim Grobe says senior CB Travon Blanchard may miss multiple games with a meniscus injury.

Already thin as is, the Bears' defense could ill-afford to lose its starting nickel back. Fortunately, the early-season slate is filled with cream puffs, so the coaches presumably want Blanchard to regroup for Big 12 play. "Travon Blanchard might have a meniscus," Grobe said. "Not something that has me alarmed right now." Blanchard will have his knee examined. Grobe doesn't expect that evaluation to reveal a significant injury.
Source: SB Nation
Aug 24 - 1:10 AM

ESPN's Max Olson believes Baylor still has enough talent on the roster to finish the season with an 8-4 record.

In fact, Olson predicts a 5-1 start thanks to high level play from quarterback Seth Russell. That record looks great on paper, but the schedule is conducive to a great start thanks to games against SMU, Iowa State and Kansas. Still, we would not be surprised to see Baylor drop one of those games thanks to their talent deficient roster in comparison to previous seasons. The Bears will likely have a new coach in 2017.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 11:25 AM

Baylor sophomore WR Ishmael Zamora is facing discipline after a video surfaced of him abusing his dog, but will still be allowed to practice.

A snapchat video was shared by a teammate, and former Baylor student went to the authorities after seeing the video. In the video, Zamora hits the dog with a belt, kicks and curses at it. "I lost my temper trying to discipline him," Zamora said. "I’ve been through training with a dog trainer to help me learn new potty training tips." Head coach Jim Grobe said Zamora will face discipline, but it will not impact his status in practice.
Aug 19 - 11:22 AM

Baylor senior DT Byron Bonds has not participated in August practices due to a knee injury.

Interim HC Jim Grobe believes -- or at least hinted -- that this injury could possibly cost Bonds the entirety of the 2016 season. "If he came back after three or four games or midseason and we needed him that would be great," Grobe said before adding the killer caveat that "the way we’re looking at it is we have to prepare to go without him." Redshirt sophomores Tyrone Hunt and Andrew Morris figure to be the main beneficiaries here as Baylor looks to restock along an essentially-vacated defensive line.
Aug 16 - 12:52 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon returned to practice on Monday for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Cannon is the team's top receiver and should convert a lot of big play with Seth Russell returning. We would use Cannon's 2015 stat line of 50 catches for 868 yards (17.4 yards per catch) and six touchdowns as a baseline for what to expect this year. Obviously there is plenty of uncertainty around Baylor, but the three players who viewers can count on are Russell, Cannon and running back Shock Linwood.
Aug 16 - 10:22 AM

Baylor interim head coach Jim Grobe announced that redshirt junior RB Johnny Jefferson will be out "a while" with sore ribs following a car accident.

The accident occurred over the weekend. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Texas native had already been nursing a foot injury when it occurred, so his timeline is up in the air. Jefferson scampered for 1,000 yards and eight scores on 136 attempts last season. Until Jefferson returns, the Bears don't have much of a choice but to lean heavily on Shock Linwood and pray he can stay healthy.
Aug 15 - 6:05 PM

Baylor interim HC Jim Grobe said that he views his job as "temporary."

Grobe is under no illusion that he is guaranteed to stick at Baylor beyond the 2016 season. Said the former Wake Forest head coach, "I could fall in love with the players, and the university might like what I do and we could have that discussion, but my whole plan the whole time is to help and get out of the way." The "get out of the way" portion of the equation is the most immediately interesting statement from Grobe. Back when he was hired, he insisted that he would not be tinkering with the offensive and defensive systems already in place at the university. Looks like nothing has changed in the preceding two months. "I'm just really having fun looking at one season and done," Grobe said. His honesty is refreshing, if nothing else.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 11 - 12:12 PM

Speaking with the media for the first time since his termination at the end of May, former Baylor HC Art Briles indicated that he plans on looking for a new coaching opportunity in late autumn.

"I hope November, December, that’s the plan," Briles said while attending a Dallas Cowboys practice. "Unfortunately some job will come open. I’ve never rooted against anybody or any team, but that’s the nature of the business, so we’ll see what happens then." He also explained that he felt "dumbfounded" by his late-May termination before adding that "[r]eality is reality and so what I've got to do is redefine myself and start a new chapter. And that's what I'm doing." Unless this summer's wildfire at Baylor tarnished his brand beyond repair -- there is no evidence that this is the case -- he figures to be about as hot of a coaching commodity as there is when the fall carousel commences to spin.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 10 - 12:36 PM

Baylor redshirt senior Seth Russell's family sent a video to the media which showed the QB running a 4.40 forty and producing a 40-inch vertical jump.

Both would be among the best figures ever at the NFL Combine, so it will be interesting to compare these results to Russell's future appearance in Indianapolis. Russell was on path to an outstanding season in 2015 before a serious neck injury ended his year. A surgery followed and Russell was cleared to practice in March. Russell and Baylor will have a difficult path to success in 2016.
Aug 10 - 10:31 AM

Outside the Lines reports that Baylor redshirt junior G Rami Hammad was accused of sexually assaulting a student last fall.

In addition, per ESPN's investigative show, Hammad was accused of violating a university-issued no-contact order after confronting the woman in question. Hammad was arrested on Monday and is facing felony stalking charges for another situation involving a different woman. In this newest case, it's his ex-girlfriend accusing him of harassment and physical assault. Baylor coach Jim Grobe suspended Hammad, formerly the team's starting right guard, until the case is resolved.
Source: ESPN
Aug 4 - 5:24 PM

Baylor interim HC Jim Grobe said that junior WR K.D. Cannon was "fine" after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Grobe indicated that the Bears would work Cannon back into the flow of practice when he feels comfortable and ready. He underwent the initial surgery in mid-July. While there is no timetable for his return, the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder should be in game-shape (or close) come Baylor's September 2 opening kickoff against Northwestern State (welcome back, cupcake Baylor non-conference schedule -- we missed you) barring a setback in camp. Last season, Cannon caught 50 passes for 868 yards (17.4 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. Those numbers could take a quantum leap this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 4 - 2:33 PM

Former Baylor sophomore QB Jarrett Stidham was seen at Auburn's first fall camp practice on Wednesday.

Stidham chatted up HC Gus Malzahn and took in the festivities. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder is one of the sport's most coveted transfer free agents at the moment. Recently released from his Baylor scholarship, Stidham can transfer to any school outside of the Big 12. Interestingly, HC Art Briles funneled four-star RB Kam Martin, a former Baylor signee, to Auburn earlier this offseason following Martin's decision not to enroll. While Briles quickly becomes Gus Malzahn's new bestie, his former QB mulls the option of joining a marquee SEC team that could sure use a quarterback. Jeremy Johnson will be gone next year, while John Franklin III and Sean White will ostensibly return. Stidham, the nation's No. 1 dual-threat QB in 2015, must sit out the 2016 season (unless he elects to transfer to a JUCO).
Source: AL.com
Aug 3 - 8:44 PM

Brenda Tracy -- who alleges that she was raped by two Oregon State football players 18 years ago -- and her son are presenting the NCAA's Board of Governors with a petition to ban sexually violent athletes.

Tracy's son, Darius, started the petition in response to the multiple reports of sexual assault at Baylor. It has garnered in excess of 157,000 signatures. Whether this has any effect beyond the symbolic remains to be seen. The NCAA has previously met with Tracy as they try to ascertain how to move forward from this recent dark stretch. Even if the petition has no tangible impact on how the NCAA approaches cases of sexual assault, Tracy, herself, has made an effort to speak out about her experience and has met with football players at both Baylor and Nebraska.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 3 - 3:00 PM

Baylor redshirt junior G Rami Hammad was arrested and charged with a third-degree stalking felony.

The Monday arrest revolves around an alleged incident involving his ex-girlfriend. According to the complaint, Hammad waited for his ex outside her classroom on July 7 and then followed her to a professor's office. The professor called the police. Hammad's ex-girlfriend is also alleging physically abuse. Baylor athletics spokesman Nick Joos announced that Hammad, the team's starting right guard, has been suspended until the case resolves.
Aug 2 - 5:13 PM


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