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The Baylor University Athletic Department recently parted ways with Art Briles. The former high school coaching legend brought a different brand of football to the Waco, Texas University.
Baylor opened the state of the art McLane Stadium last season and seemed to on their way to the big time.
It all changed on May 26, 2016, with the firing of the Rule, Texas native. Briles put the Baylor football program back on the map.
Briles came to Baylor from the University of Houston where he had success. The Texan brought dual-threat quarterback Robert Griffin 111 to Baylor.
Griffin won the 2011 Heisman Trophy and went on to be the second overall draft pick in the 2012 NFL spectacle.
Briles arrived on the Baylor campus in 2008 and the program struggled with back to back 4-8 season. Baylor turned the corner in 2010 with a 7-6 record and finished the season with a defeat in the Texas Bowl.
From 2011 to 2015 the Baylor football program ascended to new heights. 2013 and 2014 the football team finished with a 22-4 record. The 2013 team got a BCS invitation, losing to Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl.
Football is king in the “LONE STAR STATE” and Briles used the climate to recruit talented but suspect players. The Institute cashed some big paychecks, but Briles was asked to get off of the “MONEY TRAIN.”
Former Ohio University and Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe will coach the Baylor Bears in 2016. The 64-year-old Huntington, West Virginia native is an excellent football coach and did a masterful job at both Ohio U and Wake Forest.
Grobe must bring an open mind to his new post. Football is a different kind of beast in the State of Texas. Everything revolves around a winning and exciting football program.
Can Grobe change the culture without cheating? Many have their doubts. Baylor has lost as much talent in the past month as most programs lose in four years. Good luck Jim Grobe, you will need it.
Grobe does, however, have a chance to recruit talent he has never had a chance of getting at his previous jobs.
Texas is a hotbed for high school talent, and the pressure is already on the new coaching staff.
Grobe must also understand the Baylor Bears have had a chance to taste a little success, fans and alumni want even more.
Bovada list the Baylor Bears at +825 to win the 2016 Big Twelve Football Championship.
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