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Report: Arizona QB Anu Solomon to transfer to Baylor

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The talented but often injured senior QB will be eligible to play immediately for the Bears.

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When the day began, Baylor had exactly one scholarship QB on its entire roster: Zach Smith. Now we apparently have three.

The first arrival was incoming true freshman Charlie Brewer, who enrolled early after graduating from Lake Travis, where he threw about 9000 TDs this season against -3 interceptions (actually 54 vs. 3, but I like what I said better). He’s following in the footsteps of Smith, Jarrett Stidham, Seth Russell, Nick Florence, and Robert Griffin by enrolling early to get a jump on spring practice this year.

The second is just about the exact opposite scenario: instead of a true freshman coming in early to get more time to be at Baylor, Arizona QB Anu Solomon will reportedly utilize the graduate transfer rule to be immediately eligible at Baylor for his final season of college ball. After an incredible redshirt freshman campaign in which he led Arizona to a 10-4 record, including a win at Oregon over a team that would eventually play for the national championship that year, as well as a solid 2015, Solomon struggled with injuries in 2016, ultimately announcing that he would transfer about a month ago.

Without knowing exactly what our offense will look like in 2017, it’s hard to say what kind of impact having Solomon around will have. At the least, he’s great depth behind Zach Smith that should allow us to redshirt Brewer. At the most, if he’s healthy, he could unseat Smith and seize the starting role. That “if” — health — is a big one.

Just another in a really long list of things to watch this spring, I guess. Welcome to Baylor, Anu!