Baylor Bears battle for the QB spot

Posted at 11:07 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:16-04

It's a QB battle for the Bears this year.

The Bears are looking to improve after only winning one game in 2017, and right now, the Baylor coaching staff is searching for who will lead the offense. 

"We're all starting new. We always talk about that nothing that you did in the past has any bearing on what you're gonna, what's gonna happen in the future," Bears Co-offensive Coordinator (Quarterbacks) Glenn Thomas said. "So, we really take that approach. We're gonna try to improve on what we did last year, last practice and then move forward the best that we can."

Charlie Brewer is the top contender for the spot having started for the Bears last season. 

Coach Thomas said Brewer has gained weight and arm strength throughout the offseason, and that it is obvious in training camp. 

"There's competition everywhere. Every school in the country division one football, there's gonna be competition at every position so that's part of the game," Charlie Brewer, returning sophomore Bears quarterback, said. "I think it's good. It makes you better, so I think that competing with other guys and then finding the little stuff within yourself is good too."

But, a graduate transfer has been tossed in the mix.

Jalen McClendon left NC State seeking an opportunity and feels as though he's found it at Baylor. 

"I think it's coming along real well. I'm picking up on it a lot. Still getting to learn guys, learn how everybody plays and meshing together and stuff, so I think it's all coming together pretty good," Jalan McClendon, a graduate transfer quarterback for the Bears, said. 

And you can't discount freshman quarterback Gerry Bohanon.

He started back in the spring and is hungry to learn from the older QBs in the room as well as his coaches. 

"The spring took me from here to here. The spring helped me out a lot because coming out of high school, it was much faster and it was like the game was so fast and I was always thinking," Gerry Bohanon, Bears freshman quarterback, said. "But, now it's like I've gotten the system, I've learned some stuff and I've had time to think about it and just related back to what I've been doing and now, I feel like I'm more comfortable and more settled. I feel like it's more natural now."

The QB competition will pick back up in practice on Monday. 

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