The Baylor Bears will be back this coming season and look to build on an impressive run during the 2014-2015 season. They will be returning 9 starters on both the offensive and defensive ends of the football, so this bodes well for Baylor fans everywhere, and causes for concern for all other Big-12 schools. Early predictions are for them to be the 6th best team in the nation, but look for this team to try hard to exceed expectations. Last seasons snub to miss out on the first college football playoffs will be fresh on their minds, so they will have something to prove come kickoff in September.
With 18 returning starters, six of them All-Conference payers a season ago, experience will be a play role on this years team. Perhaps the only concern is the loss of quarterback Bryce Petty. He was the spearhead of a team that over the last two seasons broke 25 school records and ended up posting two 11 win seasons. Baylor will almost certainly be locked into a battle with TCU for Big-12 supremacy, and the race for the Big-12 title and a playoff spot will likely come down to the final few weeks. The front line of the Bears are built for power, and specialty players abound on both sides of the ball. Other notable losses on the offensive side include wide receivers Antwan Goodly, Clay Fuller, and Levi Norwood, and offensive tackle Troy Baker. On the defensive side of the ball, the Bears will be missing middle linebacker Bryce Hager and defensive back Collin Brence. With a new quarterback at the helm, however, Baylor may just be capable of running through opponents this season on a way to an undefeated season, but once again the Bears have a less that stellar strength of schedule rating which could hurt them in the end.
Led by Art Briles the Baylor Bears will look to continue their trends of being dominant on both sides of the ball. This will not only be tested by TCU but also tough Big 12 opponents like Oklahoma and West Virginia. It’s all up in the air for the Baylor Bears and it’s up to them whether they go up and get it or not.
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