Oct 19, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles celebrates the win over the Iowa State Cyclones at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cyclones 71-7. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Art Briles, Baylor Bears want to 'run the show' in Big 12

The Baylor Bears took the Big 12 conference by storm in 2013 after beginning the season with a 9-0 record and earning a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The notoriously bottom-feeder in the conference is no longer the conference’s whipping boy with head coach Art Briles calling the shots in Waco and Briles plans on keeping it that way.

We want to run the show. That’s the plan,” Briles told Fox Sports Southwest this week.

Fresh after winning the Big 12, the Bears will open McLane Stadium next season after a $250 million dollar construction effort will dramatically increase that Baylor can hang with the conference’s elite in arms race that is college football facilities.

With reigning BIg 12 Offensive Player of the Year, quarterback Bryce Petty returning with a deep cast of wide receivers at his disposal, including freshman KD Cannon, there is no reason to believe Baylor won’t challenge for another Big 12 title in 2014.

As long as Briles is in Waco, and he’ll be there for a long time after signing an extension last year, the Bears could put the pressure on Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State if they ‘run the show’ as Briles intends.


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