Believe it or not, there is actual on-field developments worth discussing with regard to the Baylor Bears. Things are happening with the quarterback depth leading up to the start of the season, but the impact will be seen more in 2016 if things go as planned.
Chris Johnson will be moving from quarterback to wide receiver in the coming year in a position change that undoubtedly is designed to clear a path to the top of the depth chart for freshman Jarrett Stidham (pictured). Stidham was quite the recruiting victory for Baylor head coach Art Briles, as the highly rated quarterback was once commited to Texas Tech. At one point a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech was even signed by Stidham.
Seth Russell is still expected to be the starting quarterback for the Bears entering this season. Briles has stood firm on that idea since the spring. This position change does not alter that line of thinking in any way. This will, however, bump the talented freshman up the depth chart now, putting him at No. 2 behind Russell. That would also likely mean there will be no redshirt season for Stidham.