3:10 P.M., FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012
AVAILABLE JERSEYS (as of 9/4/12)
Fans who were unavailable to purchase jerseys earlier in the month at Meet the Bears, Baylor football is now offering email orders for game-used jerseys from the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
A limited number of green and white jerseys can be purchased for $65 each or two for $115. Price includes tax and shipping and handling.
If you're interested in purchasing a jersey, please email Brett Bufton with jersey number request and mailing address. Jersey will be shipped as soon as payment has been received.
Football Spends Off Day in Weight Room
6:55 P.M., WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012
Equipping the Bears for Fall Camp
6:15 P.M., TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012
Position Preview: Special Teams
3:25 P.M., MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012
All specialists return from 2011, notably placekicker Aaron Jones and punter Spencer Roth.
Jones, a Lou Groza Award candidate, is a fourth-year junior who began his career as a walk-on. He owns or shares nine school kicking records including a single-season record 105 kicking points in 2011. Affectionately nicknamed "Stork", he has hit 121 career PATs and 29 career field goals. Jones will handle all kicking duties, placekicks and kickoffs in 2012.
Roth is a big, strong-legged punter back for his sophomore campaign. He averaged 40.5 yards as a true freshman in 2011, and totaled three punts of 50-plus yards and six punts inside the 20-yard-line.
Sophomore Levi Norwood is back as the primary punt returner. Norwood average 8.2 yards-per-return as a redshirt freshman last season. Among the likely candidates to return kicks are Antwan Goodley, Demitri Goodson, Darius Jones and Norwood.
Holding duties will be handled for the third straight season by junior Brody Trahan. Three players with long-snapping experience are on the roster, but fourth-year junior Zack Northern (23 games) exited spring atop the depth chart. Senior Marcus Santa Cruz (15 games) and sophomore Jimmy Landes (12 games) are also available.
One-on-One With Coach Montgomery
6:20 P.M., WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012
2007-08 Game-Used Jerseys for Sale at Meet the Bears
3:05 P.M., WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012
Baylor football will be selling game-used jerseys from the 2007 and '08 seasons during Saturday's annual Meet the Bears event. Nearly 300 jerseys will be available for purchase, in both green and white, for $50 each or two for $80.
A table will be set up just inside the Allison Indoor Facility and will begin at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash or check.
Supplies are limited and numbers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no No. 1 and 10 jerseys available.
Position Preview: Running Backs
7:35 P.M., MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012
The Baylor backfield will have some new faces in starting roles in 2012, as experienced veterans take over for departed superstars.
The options to replace Ganaway at running back are varied. Veterans Jarred Salubi and Glasco Martin, as well as decorated transfer Lache Seastrunk, will all vie to be the primary ball carrier.
Listed No. 1 on the post-spring depth chart was Salubi, a fifth-year senior with 844 career rushing yards. The versatile and elusive scatback also had 29 career receptions for 234 yards. Coaches want Salubi, a Waco native, to become a more dominating player on each snap.
Martin is a hard-running fourth-year junior who had what coaches describe as a "solid spring." He rushed for 289 yards on 40 carries (6.7 yards-per-carry) and two TDs in 2011.
"Glasco is a very aggressive, powerful runner," Montgomery said, "who hits the hole like he's mad at something."
The 2012 season will be the much-anticipated debut for Seastrunk, a former prep All- American who sat out the 2011 season at Baylor after transferring from Oregon. A sophomore from nearby Temple, Texas, Seastrunk stole the headlines during BU's Spring Scrimmage when he totaled 138 yards on seven carries and scored on a 75-yard TD run.
"Lache showed some flashes," Briles said. "He really finished up his last couple weeks being consistent." Coaches praised Seastrunk's improvement throughout the spring.
"Lache is a guy who is growing and maturing," Montgomery said. "He's a very explosive player who is very strong and very fast. He can break it at any time."
One-on-One With Defensive Coord., Phil Bennett
5:15 P.M., SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 2012
Football Takes Part in Annual Photo Day
6:50 P.M., SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012
Four hours after starting the day on Highers Complex practice fields for the second practice of the fall, Baylor players and coaches took part in BU's annual photo day. Coaches and support staff took group photos for the game program, while players took headshots for the game program, BaylorBears.com and the 2012 Baylor Football Media Almanac. The entire group also posed for the 2012 team photo.
The Bears will return to the practice field Sunday afternoon (12:50 p.m.) and again on Monday (2:50 p.m.), before an off day on Tuesday.
After a full week of practices next week, Baylor will host its annual Meet the Bears event, Aug. 11, at the Highers Athletics Complex. Fans are invited to come watch Baylor's fall scrimmage at 3 p.m., followed by the team meet and greet in the Allison Indoor Facility from 4-5:30 p.m.
Continue to check "This is Bear Country" for constant coverage throughout fall camp. For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).
Football Wraps Up Day One of Fall Camp
7:05 P.M., FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012
With temperatures soaring into the 100s, Art Briles and the Baylor football team held its first practice of fall camp Friday. As the estimated high hovered around 101 degrees at the start of practice, the Bears sported jersey tops and shorts (sans pads) and spent the first 60 minutes outside on the Highers Practice Fields.
The final 60 minutes of practice were spent in the air-conditioned Jay and Jenny Allison Indoor Practice Facility. Officially, 102 players reported Thursday for fall camp. Briles said Friday he was ready to get back on the field and build off last season's 10-3 campaign.
"I think that there are a lot of question marks surrounding our program right now, and the only way that you can turn them into exclamation points is to go out there and prove it on the field," Briles said. "We're still trying to earn respect and belief."
Briles and staff will take on that challenge with 50 returning lettermen and 14 returning starters (eight on defense, six on offense, plus both specialists), including All-America candidate and wide receiver Terrance Williams.
"We've got a lot of experience with returning guys," Williams said. "We're just ready to build off of last year."
In addition to the media members and fans who attended the first practice, former Baylor letterwinners in attendance were Dominique Zeigler and Derek Epperson. Zeigler, a four-year member of the San Francisco 49ers, is back at Baylor finishing up his undergraduate degree. Epperson, a three-time All-Big 12 selection and honorable mention All-America punter, ranks third all-time in punting yards (9,574) and second at BU with 49 career punts of 50-plus yards
Baylor enters the 2012 season riding the nation's third-longest active winning streak at six games. The Bears open the season by hosting SMU for a 5:30 p.m. game on Sunday, Sept. 2, in a game that will be televised live nationally on FSN. Season tickets can be purchased by visiting www.BaylorBears.com/tickets, and single-game tickets go on sale Aug. 8.
The Bears are scheduled to hit the practice field Saturday at 9:30 a.m., Sunday at 12:50 p.m. and again Monday at 2:50 p.m. On Saturday afternoon, Baylor players and coaches will take new headshots and team photo during their annual Photo Day.
For football updates, follow the official Twitter feed of Baylor Football (@BUFootball).