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7-6, 6th in Big 12
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3dJake Trotter

Ex-Vols RB Hurd picks Baylor, will try receiver

Jalen Hurd rushed for 2,638 yards and 26 total touchdowns before leaving Tennessee in the middle of last season. At Baylor, he'll make a position switch to wide receiver, a source tells ESPN.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Baylor basketball star Ish Wainright scored a touchdown in his first spring game with the team today. Freshman QB Charlie Brewer got Wainwright 1-on-1 outside and lobbed it up for the 23-yard score. "Obviously he's got great hands," coach Matt Rhule said. "I don't know how many plays he played, but he was productive."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor's running back room took some hits this spring. Terence Williams sat out of today's spring game, Ja'Mycal Hasty got hurt early in the spring game and freshman Abram Smith suffered a torn ACL in practice. So former walk-on Wyatt Schrepfer and walk-on Obim Okeke had to play out the full scrimmage today. "If we were in a game, normally I might have played (Hasty) right away," coach Matt Rhule said. "But really proud of those two guys for playing the whole game."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor coach Matt Rhule was asked Saturday about how his players have bought in this spring. He brought up the similar situation this spring at one of their rivals. "One cool thing is, like, Texas. Longhorn Network did a behind Texas football. I showed our kids, 'Watch Texas.' I love Tom Herman and here's Texas," Rhule said. "Great team. And you know what? They're doing Oklahoma drill and goal-line tackling drill. The coaches yell at them every once in a while in practice."

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Longtime Baylor fan gets chance to score in spring game (0:50)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor coach Matt Rhule says quarterbacks Zach Smith and Anu Solomon are slightly ahead of Charlie Brewer exiting spring ball. Not naming a starter today. "We've got 3 good quarterbacks, that's what I know," Rhule said.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Extra sprinting in order at the end of Baylor's spring game. The offense won the day 65-39 in the Bears' scoring system.

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Matt Rhule enters his first spring game as Baylor's head coach. The Bears' offense dipped last season with Jim Grobe serving as interim coach following Art Briles' firing.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Baylor basketball star Ish Wainwright scores a touchdown in his first spring game with the team. Freshman QB Charlie Brewer got Wainwright 1-on-1 outside and lobbed it up for the 23-yard score. Terrific grab. Matt Rhule said Wainwright wouldn't play today, since he's only practiced for a week, but there you go. He could be a fun weapon when he really learns the position.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Baylor spring game scoring system is rather extensive.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor coach Matt Rhule and AD Mack Rhoades are handing out spring awards at halftime of today's spring game. Left tackle Mo Porter and defensive end Brian Nance were named the team's most improved players this spring. Running back Obim Okeke was honored as the program's most outstanding walk-on

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor honored 20 of its incoming freshmen on the field at halftime of its spring game, including ESPN 300 signees Xavier Newman and Trestan Ebner. These guys need to come in ready to play, because the Bears need all the extra depth they can get.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Rhule had some fun with his first Baylor spring game Saturday, challenging his linemen to attempt punt returns. Offensive tackles Mo Porter and Patrick Lawrence both tried and failed to haul in the catch, so Rhule upped the stakes: 5 extra points for catching a punt. Defensive tackle Bravvion Roy delivered for his defense by taking the field and making the catch. Rhule admitted at halftime he didn't tell the linemen they were returning punts today, so they had zero time to practice.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

First TD of the day at Baylor spring game comes from true freshman QB Charlie Brewer, hitting walk-on WR Marques Jones for a 37-yard TD. Brewer was the most accurate high school QB in the nation last season and a state champ at Lake Travis High School.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

No Baylor players are wearing single-digit jersey numbers this spring. Apparently those need to be earned this offseason under new coach Matt Rhule.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Baylor basketball star Ish Wainwright made his football debut today at tight end in the Bears' spring game. Wainwright joined the team a week ago and is wearing a No. 24 jersey with no name on the back. He looks good in pads.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor's first spring game under coach Matt Rhule is about to get underway. Seven projected starters are sidelined today with injuries, which might be a product of spring practices that have been far more physical under Rhule than in recent years.

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New Baylor coach Matt Rhule signed three ESPN 300 prospects in 2017, and he's off to a good start in 2018 with an early commitment from ESPN 300 receiver Joshua Fleeks of Cedar Hill (Texas) High School. Fleeks ranks as the No. 172 player overall and is the headliner in a Bears' class that has five early commitments. Fleeks was coached last season by Baylor assistant Joey McGuire, who left to become an assistant on Rhule's staff after 14 years at Cedar Hill.

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Baylor hires first female prez amid scandal

Facing lawsuits regarding the school's handling of sexual assault claims, Baylor University has hired Linda Livingstone as its first female president

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12dJosh Weinfuss

Source: Ex-Baylor QB Russell (ankle) cleared

Former Baylor quarterback Seth Russell has been medically cleared to return to football after fracturing his left ankle in November.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Baylor QB Seth Russell, who fractured his ankle in November, completed his medical recheck in Indianapolis today and was cleared, according to a league source. He has worked out for Dallas and heard from six teams following his Pro Day.

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