Camp Update August 9

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Blake Lynch is finally settling in at safety after several positions changes for the rangy athlete. He's played receiver, running back, corner, and even wildcat quarterback during his Baylor career. 

Defensive coordinator Phil Snow emphasized the need for Baylor to create turnovers. "We have to start getting the football, whether we catch it or strip it. We're starting to do a better job of that, and we'll see if that carries over into the ballgames."

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Mike Bloomgren  is shaking up the quarterback room a bit, moving last year's opening day starter Sam Glaesmann to receiver. Glaesmann, according to Bloomgren is taking the move in stride and asked where he could help the ball club. Jackson Tyner and Shawn Stankavage are on fairly equal footing as they compete for the starting QB job. 

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We're suckers for a mic'd up segment. Sonny Dykes delivered a beauty today. 

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A&M completed its eighth day of fall camp ahead of its opener against Northwestern State. A&M practiced situational football on Thursday, working on goal line, short yardage, and special teams. Jimbo Fisher is trying to emphasize down and distance, clock and how those variables affect play execution and the thought process. 

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Injury news out of Lubbock, both good and bad. On the good side, the Lubbock Avalanche Journal reports that defensive end Eli Howard is healthy after battling knee injuries in the spring. The San Angelo Central product and North Texas transfer flashed a disruptive tendency last season. 

On the other hand, coaches are holding safety Jah'Shawn Johnson out of contact drills and he'll miss Tech's scrimmage on Saturday. Kliff Kingsbury did say that if Saturday were an actual game, Johnson would play. 

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More birdcage'ing for UTSA. Coaches are definitely trying to set a physical tone. Frank Wilson mentioned that his coaching staff is "dual training" on the offensive line, so players learn more than on position. The hope is to get the "best five" on the field. UTSA will take it easy on Friday in front of a scrimmage on Saturday. 

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