Team preview: Baylor

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 16, 2005
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COACH AND PROGRAM

After four consecutive three-win seasons, there are signs of improvement at Baylor.

The first two years of the Guy Morriss regime have featured the program's first 1,000-yard rusher since 1995, the first three-game winning streak since 1996, and the first win over a nationally-ranked opponent since 1998, plus a 35-34 win over No. 16 Texas A&M last season, which resulted in fans tearing down the goal posts at Floyd Casey Stadium for the second straight year.

Another prime example of the program's improvement came in the spring, when the Bears had quality practice sessions for three straight days.

"It used to be we couldn't get through one day before we'd fall off the planet," Morriss said.