Paul Catalina of ESPN Central Texas broke the news that Callahan would be out today:
I have learned that K Chris Callahan & CB Jordan Tolbert are suspended for today's game vs. OK St. due to sideline incident last week.— Paul Catalina (@PaulCatalina) September 24, 2016
Catalina also reports:
Connor Martin has been elevated to the top spot of the kicking depth chart and will assume most kicking duties today.— Paul Catalina (@PaulCatalina) September 24, 2016
With Callahan out, Grobe may elect to go for it more in some field goal situations.
Callahan and Tolbert got into it a bit on the sidelines last week against Rice after Callahan missed a series of field goals. Callahan pushed Tolbert and a coach had to step in to break them up.
While not great news, hopefully the Bears can survive either going for it in some close field goal situations, or can rely on the tandem of Martin, and as David Smaok notes, sometimes Gallitz in longer kicking situations:
We mentioned that in one of the original tweet, Connor Martin from Frisco Centennial, possibly longer FG attempts, Galitz. https://t.co/WkdnUfCoxw— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) September 24, 2016
Callahan has made some big kicks in his career for Baylor, perhaps most famously the game winner against TCU in the #6158 game.
Both Callahan and Tolbert should be back next week as the Bears travel to Ames. I still think they can survive in the interim.