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Player Updates: Oakman, Stewart Return | Young Out for Lamar

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Two starters return from suspension and one will remain out due to injury as Baylor opens its 2015 home slate.

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Two relatively noteworthy, yet expected, pieces of news came down today for the Baylor Bears as they prepare to welcome the Lamar Cardinals to McLane Stadium on Saturday.  We'll take the good news first:

Shawn Oakman and Orion Stewart Are Back

Fresh off one-game suspensions that saw them miss Baylor's opener last week against SMU, Art Briles confirmed today that starting defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart will return for Saturday's game and resume their previous roles:

Expected, as I said, but also good to hear considering how much is expected of both this season.  Two starters return from suspension and one will remain out due to injury as Baylor opens its 2015 home slate.

Taylor Young to Miss Lamar, May Return for Rice

In somewhat less happy, but at least slightly encouraging, news, starting OLB Taylor Young will definitely miss Saturday's game against Lamar before hopefully returning next week against Rice:

"Optimistic" is less encouraging than it could be, but still better than it might have been.  In his absence, expect that Aiavion Edwards will get the start.

Pooh Stricklin is Hurt, Apparently

Yeah, that's all there really is to that one.  He's redshirting this year, so we didn't need him to play, anyway.  You hate seeing guys get hurt, clearly, but this is about as good as it gets from that perspective.  Best of luck in your recovery, Pooh!