Aug. 16, 2004
The Baylor football team practiced twice Monday on the Floyd Casey Stadium practice fields, working in half-pads for two hours during the morning and donning full pads for the afternoon session. It marked the second of four two-a-day sessions the Bears will have during fall camp.
"This morning wasn't a bad workout, but I thought we were pretty ragged during the afternoon," said Baylor coach Guy Morriss. "I don't know that we wasted (the afternoon practice), but we weren't real sharp mentally and not as crisp as I would like to see.
"You see, they got me spoiled, because up until today they had been really good and I'd been really happy with the crispness and the tempo," Morriss added. "We had just talked about consistent execution this morning, then we came out here this afternoon and went the other way a bit."
Nagging injuries sidelined six Bears, as defensive end/tight end Luke Groth (back), wide receiver Trent Shelton (hamstring), defensive tackle Julian Hill (shoulder), defensive tackle M.T. Robinson (knee), linebacker Tyler Lindstrom (broken hand) and running back Brandon Whitaker (knee) all missed both Monday workouts.
The Bears will hold a single practice on Tuesday beginning at 9:15 a.m., then spend the rest of the day in position meetings and lifting weights before returning for pair of workouts Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. All practices are open to the public.
Practice Notes: With the recent addition of freshman place-kicker Andrew Ireland (Cedar Hill, Texas) to the roster, the Bears are at the 105-man camp limit for the first time this fall ... Sophomore right guard Travis Farst (Cedar Park, Texas) has been working at right tackle in place of the injured Nick Pace, as has sophomore Chad Smith (Allen, Texas) ... Baylor's annual Fan Appreciation event, "Meet the Bears Day," is set for this Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium with a scrimmage at 9:15 a.m. and ending with an autograph session from 12:30-2 p.m.