Baylor lands another major transfer

July, 23, 2012
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Baylor's suiting up Lache Seastrunk, a transfer running back from Oregon this season. They've now added a second transfer at a skill position from a major school.

Former Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum is transferring to Baylor, according to a report by AnnArbor.com. He sat out last season for disciplinary issues.

From our report:
Stonum didn't play last season for the Wolverines after his second drunken driving arrest in May 2011 and was dismissed from the team after violating his probation in January -- days after Michigan beat Virginia Tech in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Stonum should be eligible immediately due to the graduate-school exception from the NCAA, as long as he enrolls in a graduate-school program at Baylor not offered at Michigan.

A Stafford, Texas native, Stonum had 76 catches for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns with Michigan. He also was a dynamic kickoff returner, with 62 returns for 1,538 yards and a touchdown. He holds Michigan's single-season kickoff return yardage record with 1,001 yards in

There's no doubt Stonum has the chance to be productive, even though he's a late addition. His past brings up plenty of other questions that Seastrunk, even though he arrived in the midst of a recruiting scandal, didn't bring to Baylor.

Maybe coming closer to home and facing serious disciplinary action has turned Stonum into a new man, but Briles is sticking his neck out a bit by bringing the troubled receiver into the Bears' fold.

It's a very, very good second chance for Stonum. We'll see if he takes advantage.

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