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Bears Ready for the Home Stretch
6:15 P.M., WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009
RELATED CONTENT: "A View From the Hill" | Position Preview: Secondary

Baylor took the practice field again Wednesday afternoon. The Bears practiced in shoulder pads and shorts for the first half of the session before moving inside the Allison Indoor Practice Facility for the final 90 minutes.

The Bears will hold a scrimmage Thursday afternoon, likely their last of preseason camp. Baylor's 2009 season opens 10 days from today - Saturday, Sept. 5, at Wake Forest.

Sic 'Em.

School Is In Session, 11 Days 'til Opener
6:15 P.M., TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2009
RELATED CONTENT: "A View From the Hill" | Position Preview: Linebackers

Classes at Baylor started Monday, and the Bears conducted their first practice of the fall semester Tuesday afternoon at the Highers Complex fields on campus.

The football team is deep into Fall Camp, only five days away from Game Week - which officially starts Sunday - and preparations for the season opener at Wake Forest (2:30 CT/3:30 ET on ABC/ESPN2).

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Five Questions:  Derek Epperson
4:25 P.M., TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2009
RELATED CONTENT: "A View From the Hill" | Position Preview: Linebackers

The Bears returned to the practice field on a blisteringly hot Tuesday afternoon after a two-day break. Speaking of blistering, All-America and Ray Guy Award candidate Derek Epperson has been prone to blistering footballs from time to time. We took a moment to catchup with "Epp" before Tuesday's practice for this installment of "Five Questions."

TIBC:  How important is it to control field position via the punting game?
DE:  It is pretty important because if you are making the opposing team have a long field to work with makes it easier on your defense as far as maybe going for it on fourth down.

TIBC:  How have you grown since you arrived on campus?
DE:  My nerves have definitely calmed down as far as preparation for games. It is a lot easier now as I have gotten older.

TIBC:  Do you have any nerves or jitters going into this season following the preseason accolades that you have received?
DE:  I try not to think about it. People try to say a lot of stuff about it, but honestly I just go out there and try to play to the best of my ability.

TIBC:  Wake Forest is 10 days away, are you excited?
DE:  I am excited to go out there. My Dad's side of the family lives about an hour away in Virginia. It will be nice to get up there for some cooler weather, and I hope we have a good game.

TIBC:  What are your expectations for the season?
DE:  Going to a bowl game.

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