"I prepared like I was going to start each week," he said, "because you never know when you're going to go in."
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo has a look at Matt Rhule’s task:
Once arguably America’s worst program, Baylor believed it had stuffed its two-win seasons and its lopsided losses in the past under the tattered end zone tarp of bygone-era Floyd Casey Stadium and moved onward and upward.
Obviously, I’ll start with the quarterback situation. I’m excited for Zach [Smith] to have an opportunity to go play. I’m proud of Anu [Solomon], and the way he went out and competed. Anu came in on Sunday and felt banged up and felt beat up. He had some symptoms, maybe concussion-like, so immediately our medical staff put him in the protocol, and I told Zach he would be the starter. I texted Zach Saturday night and told him he was going to play this week after the game regardless. I had to wait and see the film, and I never really got a chance to see the film before I had spoken with Anu who was waiting for you. So that way, just to give you that backstory, Zach will be the starter and Charlie will be the backup this week, and we’ll go from there.
2020 receiver Jaxon Smith is excited about the possibility of a Baylor offer. From Nick Krueger of Rivals (free):
Smith also said that he would be interested in taking in a Baylor game this season as well, and that he thinks the Bears are likely the next team to possibly offer him.
“It would mean a lot,” he said about potentially landing a Baylor offer. “It would just show that my hard work is paying off.”