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Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer (shoulder) has been cleared to participate in all drills.

Brewer (6'1/190) was limited at the start of spring practice as he continued to mend from a separated shoulder sustained at the end of the 2017 season. The sophomore signal-caller believes that he'll be able to throw with more velocity and arm strength now that he's back to full health. With Zach Smith transferring to Tulsa earlier this offseason, Brewer will have a clean path to continue his development as a starter this year. He had a little test run as QB1 over the last four games of the 2017 season. For the campaign as a whole, he threw for 1,562 yards (68.1-percent completions) with an 11/4 TD/INT ratio.
Apr 6 - 7:54 PM

Football Scoop reports that Baylor is hiring East Tennessee State OC/QB coach Marcus Satterfield to work in a "player-development type role."

This jump to the FBS by Satterfield reunites him with Baylor HC Matt Rhule, whom he had worked under as offensive coordinator at Temple from 2013-15. The exact nature of his role with Baylor has not yet been specified, but it does not appear that he'll be working in an on-field capacity upcoming in Waco.
Apr 2 - 5:34 PM

Baylor dismissed redshirt junior LB Eric Ogor for repeated violations of team policies.

"Not one single thing, just repeated violations of athletic department policies," Baylor coach Matt Rhule told reporters. Odor (5'11/205) was suspended on March 15 for unspecified violations. The linebacker was credited with 6.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in 2017, and those numbers were both good for fifth on the Bears.
Mar 26 - 12:02 PM

NC State redshirt junior QB Jalan McClendon is transferring to Baylor.

McClendon (6'5/221) announced his decision to transfer in January. He was the backup to Ryan Finley last year, so he's headed to a school that could offer him a chance to play in 2018. In his time with NC State, the former four-star QB has thrown for 262 yards with a 1/4 TD/INT ratio on 26-of-47 passing. He'll be immediately eligible for playing time as a graduate transfer, and compete for the starting job with sophomore Charlie Brewer and possibly freshman Charlie Bohanon.
Source: Sic Em 365
Mar 19 - 3:44 PM

Baylor offensive analyst Shawn Bell will serve as temporary offensive line coach while George DeLeone recovers from a hip injury.

DeLeone sustained a hip injury while out on a recent recruiting trip. Bell is taking over his duties in the short term this spring. No word as to how long DeLeone will be out of action. Bell has been with Baylor since December of 2016.
Mar 16 - 1:32 PM

Temple redshirt senior CB Derrek Thomas transferred to Baylor as a graduate.

Thomas (6'3/190) reunites with former Temple HC Matt Rhule for his final season of collegiate play. He was waylaid by injury concerns for much of the most recent campaign, ultimately appearing in just seven games with six tackles and an interception recorded in that small space. His most productive year in Philadelphia came in 2016, when Thomas registered 29 tackles and seven passes defended.
Mar 15 - 6:42 PM

Baylor suspended redshirt freshman DE Justin Harris for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Harris (6'6/250) was one of four Bears who were announced as suspended on Wednesday. He joined Baylor as a three-star recruit in the 2017 class and proceeded to take a redshirt for his inaugural season with the program. This offseason, the raw-but-talented defensive end is trying to battle for a rotational place along the line, though he's not going to make any headway on that front so long as he's out suspended.
Mar 15 - 6:15 PM

Baylor suspended redshirt freshman S John Arthur for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Bears HC Matt Rhule announced on Wednesday that two players had been suspended in relation to an alleged November sexual assault, but he did not name names and it's unclear if Arthur -- one of four total Baylor players with forced sidelinings this spring -- was involved with that reported incident. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder is not participating in the opening throat clearings of spring practice and there's no current timetable for his potential reinstatement in good standing with the program.
Mar 15 - 5:58 PM

Baylor suspended redshirt freshman S Tre'Von Lewis for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Lewis (6'0/185) is not participating in spring practice with the rest of his Bears brethren as the program gets things going on Thursday. He enrolled in Waco as a three-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting class and subsequently took a redshirt his first year on campus. Bears HC Matt Rhule did not specify when Lewis' suspension might be eventually be lifted.
Mar 15 - 5:50 PM

Baylor suspended redshirt junior LB Eric Ogor for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Ogor (5'11/205) remains enrolled at the university, but will not be taking part in spring practice --which is starting up Thursday -- with the football program. He's one of four players suspended in advance of spring work. This past season, Ogor registered 27 tackles (6.5 for loss) and two sacks. It's currently unknown when his suspension might be lifted.
Mar 15 - 3:04 PM

Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer (shoulder) will be a limited participant in spring practice.

Brewer (6'1/190) sustained a separated shoulder against TCU in what was Baylor's final game of the 2017 campaign and the Bears will understandably play it safe with their sophomore signal-caller in the early going this spring. Brewer did not open the past campaign as starter, but came on to start the final four games of the season after Zach Smith proved at times inconsistent in sparking the offense. On the whole, he ended the year having thrown for 1,562 yards (68.1% completions) with an 11/4 TD/INT ratio. With Smith transferring on to Tulsa this offseason, Brewer will be The Man in Waco so long as he can make a full recovery from his shoulder ailment.
Mar 14 - 5:50 PM

Baylor redshirt junior WR Pooh Stricklin (undisclosed) will not participate in spring practice.

Baylor is out two of its more important receiving options in Stricklin and Chris Platt (knee), both of whom will be sidelined for the spring. For his part, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Stricklin worked to a 32-414-1 receiving line across eight games during the 2017 season. Those numbers would have been more robust, but a serious foot injury forced him to miss multiple games in the second half of the campaign. There is no current timetable for Stricklin's return to football activities.
Mar 14 - 5:42 PM

Baylor junior FB Kyle Boyd (shoulder) will not participate in spring practice.

Boyd (6'2/238) initially signed on with Baylor as a linebacker in 2011, but did not actually enroll at the university until prior to the 2016 season. That's because he served five years in the Marine Corp immediately out of high school. He shifted to fullback after enrolling in Waco. Boyd has yet to post any statistical output for his collegiate career and has worked mostly on special teams to date. It's unknown when he might be recovered enough from his current shoulder concern to return to football activities.
Mar 14 - 5:22 PM

Baylor senior P Drew Galitz (knee) will not participate in spring practice.

Galitz (5'11/208) sustained a season-ending knee injury after he was run into on a kickoff against Kansas State at the end of September. Connor Martin and Peter Webster figure to see the majority of significant special teams work this spring with Galitz's rehab ongoing.
Mar 14 - 5:14 PM

Baylor redshirt senior WR Chris Platt (knee) is not expected to participate in spring practice.

Platt (5'11/170) sustained a season-ending knee injury this past September. While he's had about five months to rehab, the Bears aren't ready to push him into practice action as of yet. The speedy wideout logged a 16-401-5 receiving line prior to going down injured in 2017. The hope, here, is that Platt will be healthy and ready to roll come the start of August camp. We'll check back in on the wideout's recovery track later this spring.
Mar 14 - 4:44 PM

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