July 31, 2006

Experience Returns

Last season Baylor went with a two-back system that saw Brandon Whitaker and Paul Mosley take the majority of the snaps. In 2006 both return and even though Coach Guy Morriss has moved to a Texas Tech style attach both will be a big part of Baylor's attack.

Mosley and Whitaker give the Bears two different types of backs, Mosley a bruiser and Whitaker a flashy, hard to handle speedster.

Behind them on the two deep heading into fall camp are Mario Price and Jacoby Jones, but freshmen Andre Pierce and Jay Finley could make a push for a spot of their own.

Brandon Whitaker - #2 - 5-10, 190 - Jr.

Baylor's new spread attack fits the talents of Whitaker like a glove. He has been both a running and receiving threat out of the backfield over the last two seasons and should only be able to showcase even more of his abilities in Baylor's new system.

He rushed for 481 yards and 1 touchdown, while catching 30 passes for 160 yards as a junior and was named Baylor Skill Position Player of the Year.

He received a medical redshirt year in 2004 after sitting out due to a torn ACL.

Paul Mosley - #17 - 6-3, 236 - Sr.

Mosley has been Baylor's leading rusher the last two seasons recording 1,239 yards and 11 TDs over the last two seasons, and while he may not receive as many chances in 2005 he is a powerful option for the Bears.

His receiving abilities are not quite what Whitaker's are but he does did have 12 receptions for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns as a junior.

Mosley is a power runner and once he gets going north and south it's hard to bring him down. He is not a true break away threat but he does have speed and can pick up chunks of yardage.

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