WACO, Texas - Baylor head football coach Art Briles and the Bears began spring drills Monday afternoon with a 140-minute workout in helmets and shorts at its on-campus practice fields at the Highers Complex.
"It seems like we've only been gone a weekend. We're right back in midseason form like it's October and that's because of the extra workouts during the bowl game and playing in December.
"Our players are excited and excitement will take you a long way. We were ready to go and very energetic on both sides of the ball."
The 2011 Bears roster includes 14 returning starters (eight offensive, five defensive and one specialist) from last year's team that finished 7-6 and played in the Texas Bowl.
The Bears are scheduled to conclude their 15-practice spring workouts Saturday, April 2, with a controlled scrimmage presented by Time Warner Cable. Remaining Baylor spring practice dates are scheduled for March 1, 3, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31 and April 2. Fan inquiries about attending workouts may be directed to the football office at 254-710-3058.