This weekend marks the start of spring games, where we get a sneak peek at what’s to come this fall. Two teams welcome their fans this weekend: TCU and Baylor.
TCU HORNED FROGS
Friday, April 1st at 7:00pm CST
Gone are, …well a bunch of guys, but none more important than Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson. This will be the fans first look at Foster Sawyer and Texas A&M transfer Kenny Hill as they battle for QB1. Fans will also be focused on who those guys are throwing to. They’d like to see at least one or two receivers step up as a reliable target.
With 14 others gone as well, there’s going to be a lot of unfamiliar faces for the fans to get to know, but some solid, fundamental football on Friday night will give fans reason to believe it’s time to reload, not rebuild.
Saturday, April 2nd at 12:00pm CST
Baylor’s “Friday Night Lights” scrimmage was originally slated for March 17th, but it was cancelled due to bad weather. Saturday’s “Baylor Football Showcase” looks to make up for the cancellation, but since it’s being billed as an open practice, it doesn’t look like fans will get to see a full scrimmage this year.
Still, something is better than nothing (especially when it comes to football), and there’s plenty for fans to look forward to.
Lots of talent returns to Waco on the offensive side of the ball. Quarterbacks Seth Russell and Jarett Stidham are healthy. Running backs Shock Linwood and Johnny Jefferson are ready to pick up where they left off, both were 1000-yard rushers in 2015, and KD Cannon, Baylor’s second-leading receiver behind Corey Coleman last year, is poised for a big year.
The most notable name missing from the roster is Biletnikoff Award winner Corey Coleman, but fans will want to keep an eye up front on Saturday. The Bears are tasked with replacing a nearly gutted offensive line, and the continued success of Baylor’s star players will depend on how well that group can come together.