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Baylor HC Matt Rhule said that he will probably wait until the week of the season-opener against Liberty to name the starting quarterback.

"I just really like the camaraderie and competitiveness between Zach (Smith) and Anu (Solomon). I really believe iron sharpens iron. So we’re just going to keep playing it out," Rhule said. Smith and Arizona transfer Solomon have pulled ahead of true freshman Charlie Brewer over the first two weeks of camp, but beyond that, Rhule has offered no real hints as to what his lean might be.
Aug 17 - 2:40 PM

Florida sophomore T Jake Fruhmorgen transferred to Baylor.

Fruhmorgen (6'5/290) initially transferred to Florida from Clemson in June, but did not take part in any workouts with the Gators. It was reported shortly after his initial transfer that he planned on walking away from football altogether. Whether that is still the case remains to be seen. Should he decide to stick it out at Baylor, he would have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations and would have two years eligibility remaining starting in 2018. He started eight games for the Tigers last season.
Aug 16 - 3:16 PM

Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said senior WR Jalen Hurd is making "everyone around him better with his effort and the way he practices."

Hurd, who transferred from Tennessee after leaving the Vols prior to the end of the season, will be sidelined for the year due to transfer regulations. It might ultimately help him, as Hurd has played running back his entire career, so the transition to receiver is a big one. It might be a physical change as well, since Hurd was listed at 6-foot-4 and 240-pounds.
Aug 8 - 12:05 PM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule said that he will not be settling on a starting quarterback until later this month.

Rhule said that the competition between sophomore Zach Smith, Arizona transfer Anu Solomon and true freshman Charlie Brewer could potentially last all the way up to the Bears' season-opener against Liberty on September 2. While Brewer is technically in this battle, realistically, it's going to come down to Smith or Solomon. Said Rhule, "If I know it before [the opener], I'll definitely say it. I'm not going to play any games with the kids. I just want give them all an opportunity to get in a groove and not put too much pressure on them early." Stay tuned.
Aug 3 - 5:36 PM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule mentioned freshman WR Trestan Ebner as a candidate to see snaps at running back following the news that Terence Williams (shoulder) has been ruled out until at least conference play.

Ebner, No. 217 on the ESPN300 in this past class, is lauded as an open field wizard. At receiver, the 6-foot, 188-pounder is considered a vertical threat and "deceptively agile," as ESPN noted in a scouting report. Whether those skills neatly translate to the backfield, we'll find out this summer. The Bears head into the season with JaMycal Hasty as the undisputed starter due to Williams' injury. Depth is a big concern.
Jul 23 - 2:49 PM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule mentioned redshirt sophomore WR Blake Lynch as a candidate to see snaps at running back until Terence Williams (shoulder) returns.

Williams has been ruled out until at least conference play, leaving JaMycal Hasty as the team's No. 1 back. The Bears are desperate to identify a viable backup running back or two behind him because frosh Abram Smith was knocked out for the year in the spring with a torn ACL. Lynch, a frontrunner to win a starting receiving gig, posted a 34-404-3 line last year.
Jul 19 - 4:33 PM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule mentioned redshirt sophomore WR Tony Nicholson as a candidate to see snaps at running back following Terence Williams' shoulder injury.

Nicholson moved to offense from defensive back prior to 2016 fall camp. He played quarterback, receiver and defensive back in high school, but now may see some time in the backfield until Williams returns. Nicholson primarily worked as a punt returner last fall.
Jul 19 - 1:58 PM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule mentioned freshman RB Johnathan Lovett as a candidate to see additional snaps following the news that Terence Williams (shoulder) has been ruled out until at least conference play.

Lovett‍ (6'1/194) was a last-minute commit to Baylor in this past cycle, choosing the Bears over offers from Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers, Iowa, Tennessee, Maryland and others. His dream scenario is winning RB2 duties behind JaMycal Hasty until Williams returns, though Lovett will have plenty of competition for that designation.
Jul 19 - 12:49 PM

Suspended senior CB Travon Blanchard was arrested on Tuesday and charged with assault family violence.

The charge is a misdemeanor and reportedly involves Blanchard's ex-girlfriend. "The woman alleged that Travon snatched keys out of her hand which she claimed cut her pinky finger in the process," Blanchard's lawyer stated. He has been suspended from all football activities since February.
Source: KWTX
Jul 19 - 10:56 AM

Balor HC Matt Rhule said that redshirt junior RB Terence Williams will likely be out of action until Big 12 play due to a shoulder injury.

Williams suffered the shoulder injury in spring practice and subsequently sat out the team's spring game. Said Rhule, "The doctors have tried to be patient with him and make sure he really, really heals. Terence has an NFL career ahead of him at some point and I want to make sure he's healed before he goes out there." Jamycal Hasty figures to see the bulk of work on the ground this season until Williams is healthy enough to contribute.
Jul 18 - 6:11 PM

Florida sophomore T Jake Fruhmorgen has elected to not play football in 2017 after transferring from Clemson, according to beat writer Bob Redman.

Fruhmorgen just enrolled in classes a week ago, and Redman cites multiple sources saying the former four-star recruit is walking away from football. Fruhmorgen would have been sidelined for the season due to transfer regulations, but the Gators had high hopes for his future. Injuries played a part in his absence over the last two years.
Source: Scout
Jun 30 - 9:43 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Baylor redshirt senior DE K.J. Smith as the No. 5 senior draft prospect at his position.

Smith (6'1/260) is in the process of making good on a lofty recruiting profile after finishing as Rivals' No. 35 overall prospect for the 2013 cycle. He has failed to see the field in just one game during his active career with the Bears. And this past season, he posted career-best numbers almost across the board, notching 67 tackles (12.0 for loss), seven sacks and a fumble forced.
Jun 27 - 9:45 PM

Baylor has proposed to release information on every incident of sexual assault which has occurred at the school since 2003.

"Baylor has made a proposal to the court regarding contested issues in pending litigation. The court has not yet ruled on this proposal. This information has yet to be compiled and is separate from the investigation conducted by Pepper Hamilton," the university said in a statement on Monday. This proposed release is related to a Title IV lawsuit by 10 former students who are alleging they were sexually assaulted while enrolled. That is just one of six Title IV lawsuits Baylor is currently wading its way through.
Jun 26 - 5:46 PM

Florida sophomore T Jake Fruhmorgen has enrolled in classes at the university.

News of Fruhmorgen's transfer from Clemson broke in early March. Now that he has enrolled in classes at Florida, it is officially in the books. The 6-foot-5 290-pounder -- a former four-star recruit -- will be required to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations.
Jun 26 - 4:12 PM

Baylor four-star 2018 verbal DE commit Joshua Landry is intrigued by Texas.

While Landry is open to a courting by the Longhorns, Texas has yet to actually toss him an offer. Said the 6-foot-3, 250-pounder, "I honestly don't know what they are waiting for." He indicated that Baylor was already aware of his wandering eye toward Austin. He plans on visiting both schools this summer. Landry ranks as Rivals' No. 15 weakside defensive end prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Rivals
Jun 10 - 3:17 PM


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