Big 12 Football Preview – Baylor

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Life can hit you fast, and the Baylor Bears are a prime example. As recently as 2014, the Bears were competing for Big 12 titles. They played in one of the best games, and the coldest game in, recent, OSU history in 2014. After the sexual assault scandal hit the school, everything went down hill.The snowball effect began with Art Briles’ relief of duties. A private school in Texas had one of the best coaches in college football, but alleged scandal brought him, and the program, down the well. Last year’s hiring of Matt Rhule seemed promising for Baylor. Rhule came from another private school, in Temple, was one of the best up-and-coming coaches on the market, and seemed to fit the mold of Baylor.Wrong.The Bears finished ahead of, none other than, Kansas, and are, once again, the penultimate team in the preseason Big 12 Football standings.Just like any other Big 12 team, Baylor has their fair share of winnable games. Take a look at their schedule.9/1 … 7:00 p.m. … Abilene Christian9/8 … 6:00 p.m. … @ UTSA9/15 … 2:30 p.m. … Duke9/22 … Kansas9/29 … @ Oklahoma10/6 … K-State10/13 … @ Texas10/25 … 5:00 p.m. (CST) … @ West Virginia 11/3 … Oklahoma State11/10 … @ Iowa State11/17 … TCU11/24 … @ Texas TechThe Bears will be led offensively by returning quarterback Charlie Brewer, and wide receiver Denzel Mims.Bowl eligibility is not an unreasonable request, and, 2018 is Rhule’s year to prove himself. If he doesn’t, he’ll be in hot water with Baylor fans and big-wigs ready to get back to big boy football.Baylor will have to change something, because last season provided a horrendous outlook.

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