Baylor adds a cornerback for 2011


Phil Bennett has a big job ahead of him as Baylor's new defensive coordinator. He wants speed, and he'll have a new player to fit into the defense next fall.

The Bears added cornerback Joe Williams, a juco transfer from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College. He'll be a sophomore next year with three years of eligibility.

"This is a great pick up for us." Baylor coach Art Briles said in a release. "We like that Joe plays with a lot of confidence and is a former high school quarterback. He brings experience to the defensive secondary; he’ll come in here and vie for playing time."

Those last four words are big ones. Junior Chance Casey returns at cornerback and should be one of the defense's leaders, along with fellow starter Tyler Stephenson. But in the pass-happy Big 12, you can never have enough defensive backs.

Bennett, who said his defense made "drastic" improvements in the second half of spring practice, looks like he just added one more.