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Baylor’s rise in Big 12 recognized with monumental magazine cover

Art Briles

Baylor has come a long way from being the laughing-stock of the Big 12. The rise of the program in recent years has changed the way the football program in Waco is viewed, and if head coach Art Briles has his way this will not be a short-term success story. Coming off the first Big 12 championship in school history, the Baylor football program was featured on the cover of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football summer edition. It is the first time Baylor has been featured on the cover of the popular Texas amateur football magazine since before the nation celebrated the bicentennial. The cover of the summer edition features Briles, quarterback Bryce Petty and wide receiver Antwan Goodley.

That is not quite 100 percent accurate though. Petty appeared on the cover of the winter edition last season, and Robert Griffin III appeared on the cover during his Heisman Trophy season not that long ago. The point here is appearing on the summer edition is truly special. Appearing on the cover of the magazine is a special honor and recognition of where the program stands in the college football world inside Texas heading into the 2014 season. Baylor is coming off a Big 12 championship. The Bears have a quarterback worthy of being included in the Heisman Trophy conversation. The university is in the midst of constructing a brand new football stadium, which is featured prominently in the cover and inside the magazine. Baylor was also to hold onto Briles as the head coach in a year that saw a coaching change at Texas. As you can see in the image of the cover, the new head coach at Texas, Charlie Strong, makes a cameo n the cover in the upper righthand corner.

Bumping Texas into a sidenote is rather significant for Baylor, and Briles has every reason to be proud of that and flaunt a championship belt in the process.

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6 Responses to “Baylor’s rise in Big 12 recognized with monumental magazine cover”
  1. chunkala says: Jun 7, 2014 1:07 PM

    Baylor success will be short-lived at best.

  2. patbocam says: Jun 7, 2014 2:44 PM

    Overrated! Overrated! Overrated!

  3. queenlivekillers says: Jun 7, 2014 5:31 PM

    It pays to advertise. That cover will be recruiting gold in the ultra-competitive Texas recruiting wars where any advantage helps.

  4. texas1n9hrn says: Jun 7, 2014 8:45 PM

    Gotta love the way Charlie Strong is PHOTO BOMBING Art Briles Cover.

    The Baylor Bears should enjoy it while they can. They play Oklahoma in Norman this year.

    And no Mack Brown in Austin this year when they face the Longhorns either. It’ll be a Charlie Strong led team (he of the 3 first round picks from louisville last year).

    And instead of Case McCoy? Good chance the quarterback is a healthy David Ash or a George Whitfield mentored protege/couisin, Jerrod Heard (two state championships already).

    The Eyes of Texas will be on Austin that day..

  5. dmvtransplant says: Jun 8, 2014 3:52 AM

    Didn’t they lose their bowl game to a Big East team?

  6. mikefoxtrottango says: Jun 9, 2014 9:48 AM

    Baylor will be solid as long as Briles is there.

    Good for them.

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