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Since today is a relatively lazy Saturday, the last before FOOTBALL starts next week, you have no excuse not to read Baylor Football's outstanding preview of this year's team.

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Around here, we like to think we do a pretty good job of keeping you abreast of what's going on in the world of Baylor Athletics.  Even so, we're not professionals, I the least among us, and those that are invariably show it through incredible work.  The Season Outlook put together by BaylorBears.com is only the latest example.  If you're looking for details on why a certain player is being put in a certain spot, look no further.  If you want quotes from Art Briles about the team heading into next week, same thing.  I say this a lot, but I truly mean it: if you read nothing else about this year's team, read this.

The first thing I looked for on this was any reference to sophomore DL Javonte Magee, whose absence we talked about in this week's podcast.  There wasn't any.  It seems the program, while also not commenting on his absence, is prepared to go forth with that absence as given.  I don't have any other information for you on that front.

The latest Depth Chart is relatively unchanged from when we last spoke about it a few days ago.  Only one name, Taion Sells, seems to have changed spots, flipping with Anthony Webb as the backup to Terrell Burt at cover safety.  Another, that of fellow true freshman Andrew Billings, has appeared as the backup on the defensive line.  That gives us 4 true freshmen on the two-deep depth chart with Robbie Rhodes a co-starter at WR, Billings the backup NT, Sells the backup CS, and Kevin Smith (formerly K.J.) a backup at defensive end.  Of those four, Smith would seem to have the greatest chance to still redshirt, eventually, but being on the depth chart now may mean that's not the plan.

Hit up the Season Outlook and then go vote in our official ODB Preview Poll, if you haven't already.  There's a lot of great discussion going on already, and all are welcome to add their voice.