Bohanon set to return for Sugar Bowl, Shapen out | Baylor

However, the red-shirted first-year quarterback suffered a shoulder injury during the game and didn’t practice, and Aranda doesn’t expect him to recover in time for the Sugar Bowl.

“Blake didn’t participate,” Aranda said. “He’s still recovering from a shoulder injury and we don’t plan on having him. I applaud both Gerry and Blake for the way they handled it all and for the type of teammates they are, the model of what a teammate should be.

Aranda said Baylor is also preparing first-year quarterback Kyron Drones to play if needed. Drones haven’t thrown a pass this season.

“I feel really good with Kyron,” said Aranda. “He really took the extra responsibilities and reps and attacked him. He didn’t back down at all. I think her work ethic has always been one of her best attributes, but I think she really stands out now. I am excited about his progress and his potential for sure.

“As for this Saturday, we have a really good game plan for him that includes a lot of things that we do with Gerry, and then there are a few specific things just for him if he had to end up with a lot of time. free there.

After the Bears trained last week, Aranda allowed his players to go home for Christmas. He’s optimistic about his players’ availability in the Sugar Bowl as they undergo COVID-19 testing with the new Omicron variant spreading.

Rachel J. Bradford