From Squalor to Success: 5th-Year Seniors Have Seen Rise of Baylor Football

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From Squalor to Success: 5th-Year Seniors Have Seen Rise of Baylor Football
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SAN DIEGO — When they signed with Baylor, bowl games were a hazy, distant memory. The Bears had just finished a winless Big 12 season, but new coach Art Briles convinced his first signing class that better things were ahead. He sold them on the idea that they could be part of a new era at Baylor where winning seasons and bowl games would be an annual rite. So with little more than belief and a prayer, 23 players were part of the Bears’ 2008 signing class...

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