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Monday, March 2, 2009
Baylor starts practice with several notable position changes


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Baylor started spring practice Monday with six players playing different positions than those they played at the end of the 2007 season.

Some notable players were key contributors at their old positions.

Here are some of the changes:

The Bears worked out for two hours, 20 minutes on their first day of practice on Monday. Coach Art Briles was excited about what his team showed.

"We're just glad to be back on the field," Briles told reporters after the workout. "You spend all your time planning and hoping and now you get to put it to realization on the field. It's just a great time."

The Bears will work three more days before taking next week off for spring break. Their work will conclude April 2 with a controlled scrimmage.

"The thing we are really excited about is just getting a chance to concentrate on our guys," Briles said. "When you are in a season, you spend a lot of your time working on opponents and yourselves. When you get to spring ball, it's all about you.

"This is what we are all about. We're about Baylor. We are about getting ready to be bowl bound in '09."