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Football Team Prepares For Saturday Scrimmage

March 28, 2008

With a major scrimmage on tap Saturday morning, the Baylor football completed its 10th workout of the spring Friday afternoon with a two-hour practice in helmets and shoulder pads on the grass practice fields at Floyd Casey Stadium.

"It was great weather out here and I thought the players had some spunk today (after scrimmaging yesterday)," said Bears' head coach Art Briles. "We've got five practices left and our objective as coaches and players is to get better every time we step on the field."

As the players and coaches continue to adjust to each other, Briles has been encouraged by what he's seen through 10 practices this spring.

"We've had a lot of guys play well and we are continuing to evaluate," he said. "I'd hate to single out anyone, but we've got some guys who jump off the film when we go back and watch it. I believe we are developing some depth on both sides of the ball."

The Bears will return to the practice field at 10 a.m. for their second scrimmage of the week.

Notes: Senior running back Ray Sims, who sprained his ankle during Tuesday's workout, will be sidelined for the remainder of the spring ... A pair of inside receivers, junior Mikail Baker and senior John David Weed are on the sideline with broken hands while junior Jordan Lake, an All-America candidate at safety, has not participated in any contact work while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery ... Baylor will workout Tuesday, Thursday and Friday next week before winding up its first spring under Briles' direction with the Spring Game April 5 at 2 p.m. inside Floyd Casey Stadium.



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