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2016 Schedule
7-6, 6th in Big 12
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4hMax Olson

Three offseason questions: Baylor Bears

How the Baylor's players respond to their new coach Matt Rhule will be one of the main questions for the Bears heading into the offseason.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora has made the surprising decision to enter the NFL draft. Zamora served a 3-game suspension in 2016 after a video emerged of him abusing his dog. He recorded 809 receiving yards and 8 TDs in 10 games as a redshirt sophomore.

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Baylor officials deny defaming ex-coach Briles

Baylor responded to a defamation lawsuit filed by ex-football coach Art Briles, saying they were truthful in comments criticizing his handling of sexual assault allegations against players.

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Season report card: Baylor Bears

The abrupt turn from 6-0 to 0-6 is explainable. More difficult is trying to sum up a season that brought the end of an era for Baylor football.

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The 2016-17 All-Bowl team

From Deshaun Watson to Jonathan Allen to Dalvin Cook, it was a bowl season filled with spectacular performances. Here are the best of the best.

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Source: Auburn won't interview Briles for OC

Auburn won't interview Art Briles for its offensive coordinator job because of the sexual assaults scandal at Baylor, a source told ESPN.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Arizona State is hiring Phil Bennett as defensive coordinator. Bennett has spent the past six seasons as Baylor's defensive coordinator. FootballScoop.com first reported the move. Keith Patterson has been Arizona State's defensive coordinator the past three seasons.

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Baylor's biggest needs for 2017

Freshman quarterback Zach Smith showed some promise last season but the Bears desperately need depth at the position.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 WR Omar Manning is firmly committed to TCU but said he's still considering Baylor, Ole Miss and Texas. He said he'll "probably" visit Baylor and Ole Miss before making a final decision on signing day.

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Sugar Bowl win lifts Big 12 over SEC

Oklahoma's win over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl resulted in a winning record in bowl season for the Big 12 and a .500 record for the SEC ahead of the national championship game.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor has hired five more coaches for Matt Rhule's staff including Matt Lubick and Jeff Nixon, who are expected to serve as the Bears' co-offensive coordinators. Lubick coached at Oregon in 2016 and Nixon comes from the San Francisco 49ers.

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