Team preview: Baylor

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Guy Morriss took over perhaps the toughest job in college football when he signed on as Baylor's head coach in 2003.

As long as there had been a Big 12, the Bears had resided in the cellar. In the conference's first 10 seasons, they have won a mere eight league games and lost 72. Baylor has never beaten five of the 12 teams in Big 12 competition, and has beaten only one -- Kansas -- more than once in conference play.

From that perspective, the Bears' 5-6 season in 2005, one victory away from bowl bid, can be viewed as a triumph for a downtrodden program that no longer seems quite so trodden down.