New Baylor Head Coach Dave Aranda has some big shoes to fill. Former Head Coach Matt Rhule took the Bears from 1-11 in 2017 too 11-3 in 2019. Can Baylor take the next step and win the Big 12 Championship? Baylor does welcome back eight starters on Offense including four starters on the Offensive Line. Senior Quarterback Charlie Brewer is back as well. The Wide Receiving Unit returns two starters in juniors Tyquan Thornton and R.J. Sneed. The Running Back position returns one starter in senior John Lovett while fellow senior Trestan Ebner will pitch in as well. The Bears only return two starters on Defense and don’t return any starters on the Defensive Line. The Linebacking Unit returns one starter in junior Middle Linebacker Terrel Bernard as does the Secondary in senior Cornerback Raleigh Texada. The Bears will need several experienced returnees to step up if they expect to win double-digit games again in 2020. The Special Teams Unit returns intact as both sophomore Kicker John Mayers and sophomore Punter Isaac Power are back. Expect Baylor to take a step back in 2020 as the new Coaching Staff gets acclimated and the Defense will not be as opportunistic as it was last season. I still think Baylor have a strong season and become Bowl Eligible but it won’t be a great season like 2019. I predict Baylor to go 9-4 in 2020.

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