Baylor Football: Annual Green & Gold Spring Game, Veterans Lead the way on Defense


The severe weather in Central Texas caused Baylor’s Annual Green and Gold Spring Football game to be played inside, at the Allison Indoor Football Practice Facility.  Nothing was stopping the Bears from playing their annual spring game, as the team knows it is crucial, to see who steps up, in the absence of key players from last year, such as Greg Roberts and Ira Lewis.

“This team definitely came a long way,” James Lockhart said.  “Some of the older guys such as myself, Clay Johnston, Blake Lynch lead the way on defense.”

“Lockhart made the most improved player on defense,” Matt Rhule said.  “He’s been a real piece for us, I like the depth we’re building on defense.”

The spring game was live, meaning quarterbacks were taking hits from the defense, which turns up the intensity a notice.  Matt Rhule was impressed with the young quarterbacks.

“Part of it is learning how to function in the offense,” Matt Rhule said.  “Not a lot of spring games have the quarterbacks live, I saw a lot of toughness from Gary, he got hit a bunch of times.”

Click the video below to hear more from Matt Rhule on the importance of a live spring game.

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