Coach Matt Rhule’s Big 12 Media Day Press Conference

Coach Matt Rhule opened up by thanking the Big 12 and commissioner Bowlsby and congratulating Lincoln Riley for winning the conference last season.

He said after his first season in the Big 12, he was impressed with the quality of the league and its coaching. He then said he was really proud of his players and the organization and said that Mack Rhoades is running as fine an athletic department as any in the country off the field.

He said on the field, year 1 wasn’t what he wanted but he’s looking forward to year 2. The Bears were in a lot of close games, so Coach Rhule thinks finding ways to win is critical for year 2.

He then opened himself up to questions.

He was first asked if he would take advantage of playing players early given the new 4-game redshirt rule. He first thanked Gary Patterson for leading the charge on this rule, and said he would certainly take advantage of it and that it would have helped a lot last year with all the injuries the Bears faced.

Next, Rhule was asked if all the freshmen Baylor played last year look different/stronger. Rhule said they all look a lot better. He said they have “youthful” experience, where they’re talented but still 18-19 years old. He thinks the team learned its lessons last year, because “last year stunk.” But the freshmen all went through “the fire” and learned a lot, even though there is still some youth.

Rhule was then asked about defensive playmakers. Rhule responded by saying many think you can’t play defense in the Big 12, but TCU and Iowa State proved that wrong last season. He said Baylor’s defense will start up front with Ira Lewis and others. Then, the secondary is up next with him mentioning Harrison Hand having a good season last season, Gary Arnold not being 100% last year, and Verkedrick Vaughns having a year in the system at safety. He said at Temple, there was a fire Coach Snow Facebook page year 1, but year 2 he was paying him more money to keep him. He said Coach Snow’s system takes time to learn.

The transfer rule was brought up next. Coach Rhule said he has no problem with the new transfer rule, he said he doesn’t ever block transfers. He said he spends a lot of time with players and if it just isn’t the right atmosphere, they should be able to leave. He did caveat that they shouldn’t be able to leave September 1st and get 3 months of scholarship.

The next question focused on Charlie Brewer’s development. Rhule said he needs to keep Charlie “Charlie.” He said that Brewer would be in the huddle telling Coach Rhule to calm down as a true freshman, and its that intangible fun/calmness that makes him good. He also said the receivers and offensive pieces around him will “keep Charlie sharp.” He finished saying he likes competition so hopefully that leads to improvements across the board.

Rhule was then asked about Jalen McClendon’s transfer and he said he played for a coach he trusts and knows well at NC State but he hasn’t seen him throw yet so he doesn’t know where he stands. He said if they played today, Charlie Brewer would clearly be the starter.

Then Rhule was asked if he’s reflected on the saying at Baylor that we “hand the torch” and how he uses that to continue to shine light on Baylor and Waco. He focused on his graduated, fifth year seniors who came back even after a disappointing last season, showing that they have character and stand for something and passing that on to the younger players.

Finally, Rhule was asked how close this team realistically is to where he ultimately wants it to be. He says that if the team stays healthy, he’s got a good football team. Last year the injuries forced them to play players who weren’t ready to play. He said there is the potential for too much “youth” and that they may or may not play like grown men. But he says he’ll always bet on the players and thinks they’ll do well. Whether or not that means 6-6 or even better, he’s unsure because he doesn’t think like that. But if the team can be one touchdown better across the board they will be much improved and win more games. He says they are light years ahead of last year’s team at this point in the off season. All in all Rhule seems very positive of where the team is at heading into the season.

And with that, he wrapped up his Big 12 Media Day press conference. Sic ‘em Coach Matt Rhule!

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Baylor Football Depth Chart Reaction and Roster Updates

The Bears have a new depth chart! And two roster moves

Baylor released an updated depth chart. Many of us at ODB had a busy Monday, so sorry for not getting out the news earlier. But Craig Smoak of ESPN 1660 and SicEm365 tweeted out the full list:

The biggest surprise is that Josh Malin is currently listed as the starting left tackle. Jake Fruhmorgen started several games for Clemson’s national championship team. But I expect Frughmorgen to start week one.

Derrick Thomas is also not listed, but he should be on the field quite a bit, if not starting at corner. He transferred from Temple.

We’ll see if Gerry Bohanon is the backup quarterback all season. This blog believes in Bohanon. But the team would likely prefer to red-shirt the top prize from the 2018 recruiting class. With new NCAA red-shirt rules, Bohanon can play four games without losing eligibility. That seems the most likely path.

I’d expect James Lynch and Bravion Roy to see the field a ton. Lynch broke out lasts season, and Roy has shown huge moments in his first two years.

This is a spring depth chart. Matt Rhule will address the media tomorrow. Some guys might be listed down to motivate them. Others might be hurt and running more with the second team. Things will likely change at some spots by the start of the season.

DeMarco Artis and Rajah Preciado Transferring

The two have elected to transfer. Colt Barber from SicEm365 broke that story.

Artis, a big-time recruit in the 2017 class, wasn’t in line to play much this season. Preciado also didn’t seem likely to see the field too often. I certainly can’t blame guys for leaving if they think they’ll play more somewhere else. There’s no hint of a problem off the field, so we wish them all the best wherever they land.

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Sunday Lookahead: University of Texas

Baylor’s 7th game of the 2018 season will come against the Texas Longhorns in Austin. Many media members are high on the Longhorns this year, with most picking them to finish in the top third of the conference (although, I feel like this has become an annual tradition. Whether or not the Longhorns will actually “be back” is yet to be seen).

As with past years, the Texas offense seems to fit the same narrative: lots of experience and returners but 1) No proven weapons and 2) No guaranteed standout quarterback. Sam Ehlinger and Shane Buechele are both back, but both were largely decent last season… nothing like the Colt McCoys and Vince Youngs of the past, but not awful either. They’re safe. But with no explosive weapons, safe quarterback play might not be enough to cut it. Last season, the Longhorns were the least explosive offense in the Big 12, even behind Kansas. And with the loss of their outstanding punter, Michael Dickson, “safe” three and outs aren’t going to win games.

With the offensive struggles the Longhorns could very well face, the defense should be the bedrock of the team. They return most of their defensive starters… except for their best players at least level. Replacing defensive lineman Poona Ford, linebacker Malik Jefferson, and safety DeShon Elliott is a tall order. But with plenty of experience, the defense should be stable. Which I really think is going to be the theme of this season by and large. Safe offense and stable defense, but neither particularly explosive. Enough to get 8 wins? Probably. Enough to take the Longhorns back to national prominence? Doubtful.

Regardless, this is a tough instate rival to face on the road for the Bears. The FPI doesn’t like this match up for Baylor, giving it the second least likely win percentage at 22.9% behind only Oklahoma (which is at 13.7%). However, I definitely think there are vulnerabilities for Baylor to attack. These games tend to be chippy as well; Baylor’s roster loaded with Texas recruits will likely be hungry to get a piece of the Longhorns. This is not a must win by any means this year, but a win in Austin would be a huge step forward and a sign that Matt Rhule has stabilized and elevated the team.

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Daily Bears Report 7/13/2018 Baylor Head Coach Matt Rhule on Tennessee Transfer Jalen Hurd: “He will be an Elite Wide Receiver”

Baylor Quarterback Charlie BrewerFields finishes 5th at U20 World Championships. Bears picked to finish next to last in Big XII. UMHB Selected next to first in national pre-season poll. Baylor settles gang rape lawsuit.

Volleyball

Little Sister

UMHB ranked #2 in preseason national poll, KWTX, The UMHB Cru earned the #2 spot in the nation in the D3Football.com preseason national poll on Thursday.

UMHB Football Adds Dustin Washburn to Coaching Staff, CenTexProud, BELTON, Texas; The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football program has added Dustin Washburn to its full-time coaching staff. Washburn is returning to his native Texas to coach the offensive…

Track & Fields

Baylor’s Howard Fields III finishes fifth in 400 Meter Final at World U20 Championships with a mark of 46.53. The 46.53 mark was the same achieved by Fields in the semi-finals. Fields qualified in the prelims with a 47.08 mark. Belgium’s Jonathan Sacoor won the final with a 45.03 mark.

Baylor Track & Field’s Howard Fields III To Run in 400 Meter Final at 12:35 PM CT Today At World U20 Championships, Ratina Stadium, Tampere, Finland – Our Daily Bears, Baylor freshman Howard Fields will vie for a U20 title after qualifying through to the finals in section three with a time of 46.53 seconds.

His teammate, Umajesty Williams, wasn’t so lucky, however, exiting with a fourth-place finish in section two–just outside qualifying. Fields is in good company for a run in the finals, though he’ll likely have to dig deep. The overall leader of the semi-finals was Belgium’s Jonathan Sacoor, who went 45.72 seconds–he was one of two athletes in the semis to drop a sub-46.

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Baylor Bears Football

Baylor Picked 9th in Big 12 Preseason Poll – Our Daily Bears, The Big 12 Conference released its annual Big 12 Football preseason rankings today and the Bears were selected at #9.

That’s obviously disappointing, but after winning one game last year its hard to blame the voters. But who doesn’t love a good underdog story? The Bears have plenty of upside and potential to shoot up those standings as the season progresses.

Baylor picked 9th in Big 12 preseason poll, KWTX, The Baylor Bears learned on Thursday that they are picked 9th in the preseason Big 12 football poll.

Jalen Hurd explains exit from Tennessee Vols, why he moved to receiver – SB Nation’s Rocky Top Talk, Hurd spoke with Bleacher Report about how he got to where he is today.

Baylor’s Matt Rhule on Tennessee transfer Jalen Hurd: ‘He will be an elite wide receiver’, NBCSports, Baylor’s Matt Rhule on Tennessee transfer Jalen Hurd: “He will be an elite WR.”

Jalen Hurd Is Confident His Multimillion-Dollar Gamble Will Pay Off at Baylor, BleacherReport, WACO, Texas — He’s either a selfless teammate who put his body on the line week after week or a loner who abandoned his team…

Legends

The Most Disappointing Player on Every NFL Roster, BleacherReport, If you like your wide receivers with top-end physical talent, you may love what you see in Cleveland Browns wideout Corey Coleman, who has it in spades. The Baylor product is blazing fast (4.37 40-yard dash) and can move like a pinball in traffic. That’s why the Browns spent the 15th overall pick on him back in 2016.

Sexual Assault Scandal

Baylor settles with former student who accused football players of gang rape, WacoTrib, Baylor University on Friday settled a Title IX lawsuit filed by a former volleyball player who alleged four to eight football players drugged and gang raped her in 2012.

Suit that alleged former BU volleyball player was gang-raped settled, KWTX, A lawsuit in which a former Baylor volleyball player alleged she was gang-raped by at least four and possibly as many as eight football players in 2012 has been settled.

More than 60 subpoenas have been delivered within a Baylor Title IX lawsuit, WacoTrib, Lawyers representing 10 alleged sexual assault victims suing Baylor University have subpoenaed more than 60 people affiliated with the school at some point, adding fuel to a Title IX lawsuit.

“If someone wants to say that this is extreme, they’re forgetting what the university did and has admitted doing,” Waco attorney Jim Dunnam,said. “They’re just trying to cover up, the individuals responsible, because there’s been no personal responsibility whatsoever. The only people supposedly held accountable were paid up to $15 million (such as Briles). That’s extreme. That’s just my response to that. It ought to offend anyone, whether they have a connection with Baylor at all, that we have an institution with decades of suppressing rape at their university.”

War of words between Baylor, Jane Doe attorneys intensifies, KWTX, Attorneys in a sexual assault lawsuit against Baylor are seeking access to new documents, claiming the university hired a PR firm to shape “a new message obscuring university-wide Title IX failures and the lack of meaningful real reform,” but Baylor calls the claim “factually baseless and borderline ludicrous.”

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Baylor Track & Field’s Howard Fields III To Run in 400 Meter Final at 12:35 PM CT Today At World U20 Championships, Ratina Stadium, Tampere, Finland

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Baylor Track & Field’s Howard Fields III to run in 400 meter final at 12:35 PM CT today at World U20 Championships, Ratina Stadium, Tampere, Finland.

You can check results at IAAF World U20 Championships.

You can watch at Olympic Channel.

Fields qualified in the 400 Meter semi-finals yesterday with a 46.53 mark advancing him to today’s final.

Clippings

U20s Day 3 Recap, FloTrac, Men’s 400m:

Baylor freshman Howard Fields will vie for a U20 title after qualifying through to the finals in section three with a time of 46.53 seconds. His teammate, Umajesty Williams, wasn’t so lucky, however, exiting with a fourth-place finish in section two–just outside qualifying. Fields is in good company for a run in the finals, though he’ll likely have to dig deep. The overall leader of the semi-finals was Belgium’s Jonathan Sacoor, who went 45.72 seconds–he was one of two athletes in the semis to drop a sub-46.

Daily Bears Report 7/12/2018, Our Daily Bears, Howard Fields III video interview.

Baylor’s Howard Fields III Advances to 400 Meter Semi Finals in World U20 Championships – Our Daily Bears, Fields posted the 12th fastest time in prelims.

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Baylor Picked 9th in Big 12 Preseason Poll

The Big 12 Conference released its annual Big 12 Football preseason rankings today and the Bears were selected at #9. That’s obviously disappointing, but after winning one game last year its hard to blame the voters. But who doesn’t love a good underdog story? The Bears have plenty of upside and potential to shoot up those standings as the season progresses.

The full list is here below:

Here’s my other thoughts on these rankings. The top and bottom were a given, with Oklahoma easily taking the top spot and Kansas easily taking the bottom spot. Baylor and Texas Tech were likely going to be the 8 and 9 spots so its no surprise that they were both close in the voting.

It is INCREDIBLY surprising to me that Kansas State, ranked #6, got two first place votes. That goes to show you there is absolutely no consensus on how good the Wildcats will be this year.

I think Iowa State is criminally underrated at #7 with all the pieces they have returning from a team that was in contention for the Big 12 title game late in the season. They return the best running back in the conference, if not the country in David Montgomery, quarterback Kyle Kempt, and most of the supporting offense and defense.

TCU being in front of Texas surprises me because of the preseason hype around Texas, but I like this. I don’t buy into the annual Longhorn hype and TCU will be strong this year.

Honestly, I think the 3-9 spots are up in the air and any ordering of those teams wouldn’t surprise me. I could even be convinced that 2-9 is anyone’s game. I would only be shocked this season if Oklahoma doesn’t end up #1 and Kansas somehow moves itself out of dead last.

What do you think of this preseason poll? Agree or disagree with Baylor’s spot? What about other teams’ positions? Let us know in the comments. Sic ‘em!

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Daily Bears Report 7/12/2018 Baylor Football Stories And More

Baylor Bears Quarterback Charlie Brewer (12)Howard Fields III video interview. Today’s Event Track & Field, at World U20 Championships,

Today’s Event

Track & Field, at World U20 Championships, Men’s 400 Meter Semi-Final, Watch Olympic Channel

Track & Field

Baylor’s Howard Fields III Advances to 400 Meter Semi Finals in World U20 Championships – Our Daily Bears, Fields posted the 12th fastest time in prelims.

Big XII

Baylor’s Bradford, De Lima up for top Big 12 athlete honors, TheEagle, Baylor baseball’s Cody Bradford and soccer’s Aline De Lima were named as Baylor’s representatives in the voting for Big 12 Athlete of the Year on Monday.

Big 12 pushing for uniformity in football conference scheduling, RegisterHerald, College football fan bases have learned during the past two decades, first with the Bowl Championship Series era and now as a part of the College Football Playoff, the importance

Baseball

Loftin receives Baseball America freshman honors, BearsExtra, Nick Loftin was named a First Team Freshman All-American by Baseball America on Wednesday. The shortstop earned Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and was a Second Team Freshman All-America

Bobcats’ Rosas commits to Baylor baseball for 2019, GoSanAngelo, San Angelo Central High School senior-to-be Rance Rosas has verbally committed to play baseball for Baylor University in 2019.

Cats’ Rosas Commits to Baylor Bears, KIDY, San Angelo Central infielder and pitcher, Rance Rosas has officially announced that he has verbally committed to play baseball with the Baylor Bears.

Loftin named first team All-America, KXXV, Shortstop Nick Loftin earned his most prestigious honors of the season on Wednesday as he was named a First Team Freshman All-American by Baseball America.

Football

Baylor’s Mims lone Bear honored on Big 12 preseason squad, BearsExtra, Denzel Mims was named to the 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Team voted on by the league’s media on Wednesday afternoon. The junior wide receiver is the lone Bear selected.

The Baylor Bears need a tight end to step up in 2018, and senior Jamie Jacobs will get first try. BearsIllustrated
The Bears offense is designed to utilize the tight end in multiple ways. That is why Jamie Jacobs could be ready for a starring role in 2018.

Baylor’s Denzel Mims makes All-Big 12 team, KCEN, Baylor’s Denzel Mim’s was selected to be a part of the 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team, the Big 12 Conference announced Wednesday.

Baylor’s Mims selected on Big 12 preseason football team, KWTX, Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims is a preseason All-Big 12 selection, the only Bear on the preseason team this year.

Why middle linebacker Clay Johnston will emerge as a star for the Baylor Bears Defense in 2019, BearsIllustrated, Why linebacker Clay Johnston will be the best Baylor defender in 2018.

The Longhorn Republic looks at Baylor and a big week of recruiting – Burnt Orange Nation, Kendall Kaut of Our Daily Bears stops by to preview Baylor and Cody Daniel gives a recruiting update.

Equestrian

Baylor equestrian hires Brainard as Western assistant coach, BearsExtra, Baylor equestrian hired Laura Brainard as the Western Seat assistant coach. She joins the Bears after spending three seasons at Georgia.

Baylor Equestrian Hires UGA’s Brainard as Western Assistant Coach, KXXV, Baylor equestrian has hired Laura Brainard as the Western assistant coach, announced Wednesday by head coach Casie Maxwell.

Legends

Mike Singletary to speak at Morristown West’s Kickoff Dinner, CitizenTribune, Samurai Mike is coming to Morristown.

Projected WR depth chart, wild cards for Cowboys training camp, 247Sports, Heading into training camp, the projected Cowboys’ wide receiver depth chart offers up a surprise or two.

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Denzel Mims Named Preseason All-Big 12

Mims is ready for a big season

Denzel Mims is one of three wide receivers to make the preseason All-Big 12 team. The junior caught 61 passes for 1,087 yards last season. He also had eight receiving touchdowns.

Mims is the only Bear to make the All-Big 12 team. Jalen Hurd did not earn Newcomer of the Year, which was a bit surprising.

If the Bears have the season they expect, then several Bears should make All-Big 12 teams. But in the interim, everyone knows about Mims.

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Baylor’s Howard Fields III Advances to 400 Meter Semi Finals in World U20 Championships

Fields posted the 12th fastest time in today’s prelims.

Baylor Track & Field’s star Howard Fields III advances to the men’s 400 meter semi-final round at the IAAF World U20 Championships, at Tampere Stadium in Tampere, Finland. Fields’ 47.08 mark was the 12th fastest in today’s prelims.

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Baylor quarter-miler Fields ready for IAAF World U20 Championships, TheEagle, Howard Fields III will represent Team USA at the IAAF World U20 Championships, at Tampere Stadium in Tampere, Finland. The USATF junior 400-meter champion will compete in the 400 meter

Studying abroad: Baylor’s Fields seeks to accelerate education at World Junior Championships, TheEagle, In many ways, his freshman year passed by in a blur. Still, Howard Fields III – better known as “Trey” to everyone on the Baylor track and field team –

Fields Set for IAAF World U20 Championships – Baylor University, USATF junior 400-meter champion Howard Fields III will represent Team USA at the IAAF World U20 Championships, which begin Tuesday and continue through Sunday, at Tampere Stadium in Tampere, Finland.

The All-American and USATF Outdoor Champion will compete in the 400 meters preliminaries on Wednesday at 3:20 a.m. CT. The semifinals will take place at 11:40 a.m. CT on Thursday, followed by the final at 12:35 p.m. CT on Friday.

The meet features the future of USA Track & Field as 1,462 athletes from 158 countries compete in Tampere.

Coming into the meet, Fields has the world’s fourth-best qualifying time at 45.50. His title-winning time broke his previous personal best of 45.66 and helped him qualify for Team USA at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships held June 15-17 in Bloomington, Ind.

Jamaica’s Christopher Taylor holds the top qualifying time heading into the preliminaries at 44.88.

Fans can watch the action live daily on the Olympic Channel and on the NBCSN App.

Fields Wins 400-Meter Title at USATF Junior Outdoor Championships – Baylor University, he Baylor track and field team had four athletes in action and won one event at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, concluding Sunday at Hayes Track at the Haugh Complex in Bloomington, Ind.

Freshman All-American Howard Fields III capped off the meet by winning the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 45.50 out of lane six. With his winning time, Fields qualifies for the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, running July 10-15.

He qualified for the final with a 46.41 for the third-best time in the first round.

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Charlie Brewer’s Time

The Bears’ offense needs to make a big jump this season. Brewer could key the leap.

Charlie Brewer was the third quarterback to play during Baylor’s worst season of the decade. He became the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. Now the unquestioned starter, he’ll be counted on to lead Baylor’s offensive renaissance.

We’ll take a look at Brewer’s strengths before turning to his weaknesses. Finally, we’ll close with a look at what to expect this season.

Strengths:

Brewer wowed the college football world against West Virginia. The Bears trailed 38-13 at the end of the third quarter. Matt Rhule turned to Brewer, and he threw for 109 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears ended up losing by only two points, and they found their quarterback:

The former Lake Travis quarterback’s best skill is completing passes. He set a national high school football record by completing 77.2% of his throws, in route to a state title. During his freshman season, he completed 68.1% of his passes. Those weren’t just short attempts either. He averaged 7.6 yards per attempt and was not afraid to throw into tight windows:

Baylor should have a better offensive line this season, but the group is still a major work in progress. Baylor ranked last in the league in sacks, and prolific running backs like Terrence Williams and JaMycal Hasty had nowhere to go. Jake Fruhmorgen and Johncarlo Valentin will be a major upgrade in personnel, and a second season under a new blocking scheme should help the returning players. But the group is still likely to struggle. That makes Brewer’s mobility helpful. First, it allows the Bears to create something when there isn’t much happening. He had at least one run of 11 plus yards in five of the six games where he played a full quarter:

Second, Brewer’s mobility helps him buy more time to make throws. With Chris Platt returning from injury, Denzel Mims back after a 1,000 yard season and Jalen Hurd—a former five star prospect and possibly the best player on the team—ready to catch passes, Baylor has an excellent receiving corps. Brewer just needs time to find them. He does a superb job avoiding the first rusher and not bailing on the play or looking to run immediately. Running is a nice compliment for Brewer. In that respect, he’s similar to Baker Mayfield—another former Lake Travis quarterback—because his first goal is always to make a big throw, not a big run:

Third, Brewer isn’t afraid to get hit. Offense wins games everywhere; it’s just a more obvious truth in the Big 12, and that means throwing touchdowns when a man is about to make you hurt:

Weaknesses:

There are two big questions about Brewer. First, is his arm strength. He under-threw some deep shots last season, and defenses will likely gamble they can get away with single coverage down field. Brewer makes this pass, but if he hits the receiver in stride, it’s a touchdown:

There’s some hope for Brewer. John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald had a good story on Brewer’s recovery from a shoulder injury. Brewer told Werner that, “It’s a past injury from high school, so it’s just stuff I had to work on. It just feels better after all the rehab. I feel completely fine if I were to take a hit or not.”

The other concern about Brewer is that he can take too many chances. He threw a pick against Texas Tech when he could have thrown the ball away and let Baylor enter the half with a field goal. He’ll occasionally get too gutsy against zone defenses; that leads Brewer to gamble that he can fire a pass before the safety comes over in cover two looks. A lot of this problem might be age, but the Bears aren’t going to be back if Brewer throws 15 picks next season:

Projection:

Brewer is one of ten quarterbacks to be named Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. Of the previous nine, only three failed to become stars (and J.W. Walsh did not throw for 13,333 yards—but your boy made enough GIFs and tables for one day. He threw for 1,333):

Nothing is guaranteed in sports, except the continued need to ban the Golden State Warriors. Maybe Brewer’s arm doesn’t develop and he finishes closer to Tony Lindsay than Mayfield. Or maybe he takes too many shots, and the Bears never quite get back to contending for a Big 12 title. But Brewer’s shattered records and displayed the skills to be a star. He seems to be the perfect QB for the 2018 Bears. He’s able to extend plays and not afraid to keep battling when the defense is ready to destroy him. With his best receiver back, another healthy and a new one who could be better than them both, he’ll have the weapons to blow up this year.

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