Baylor football begins spring drills leading up to Green & Gold Game April 13

One of the most-improved college football teams returned to the practice field Wednesday.

The Baylor Bears' five-win improvement from 2017 to 2018 was tied for the best mark among all NCAA Division I teams. That repeated upswing would likely equal perfection, but the players absolutely love the feel around camp right now.

"We're all running to the ball, trying to strip, create turnovers, create picks," senior linebacker Clay Johnston said. "It's more of a brotherhood. That's what I see more than anything.

"Everyone knows each other. You've got hotshots on the team talking to people who are brand new, just getting here. They're just brothers to them. That's what I love about this team. It's a brotherhood. Family."

"You kind of have a couple weeks of practicing without a game," senior offensive lineman Sam Tecklenburg said. "I think a lot of guys are used to that groove so hopefully spring should go pretty smooth."