The Baylor Football finished ninth in the Big 12 in turnover margin, giving the ball away 14 more times than they took it away.
Baylor only took the ball away 11 times last season which was second only to Kansas for turnovers gained. The Bears have been putting an emphasis on taking the ball away on defense something that starts with being comfortable in Phil Snow’s defense.
“We have a lot of really good players,” Rhule said at Big 12 Media Days. “It’s just are they going to step up to that level, of expertise, where they’re not just doing their job, to where they’re doing their job and then ripping the ball out.”
Senior Verkedric Vaughns echoed that sentiment saying the faster you can play the better you will be at taking the ball away.
“You create turnovers by doing the drills, but also, just knowing your job, because I feel like when you know your job, you will be put in a position, to make a play, to make a turnover,” he said. “If you don’t know your job, you stop playing fast you stop, reading your keys at an elite level. Once you’re doing that the turnovers are going to come.”
The Bears tied for the most give-aways on the offensive side of the ball, in the Big 12, with 26.