April 22, 2008
WACO, Texas -- Kirby Freeman is thankful for a clean slate.
After struggling through three seasons of battling for the quarterback job at Miami, Freeman has resurfaced as a fifth-year transfer at Baylor for his senior season. A chance to work with new Baylor coach Art Briles is giving Freeman a new lease on life to conclude his college football career.
Freeman never lived up to his lofty expectations with the Hurricanes after a stellar high school career in Brownwood, Texas. But his opportunity this spring has energized him for his fresh challenge with the Bears.
"I look at my time at Miami -- not necessarily football-wise but everything else included -- as a great experience," Freeman said. "I'm happy I was able to experience it, and in no way will I shut it out of my life. But my time right now is with this football team."