Friday, November 9, 2007

Baylor First Big XII Team to Drop the Axe

It is being reported that Guy Morriss won't be returning after the season to coach the Baylor Bears. Morriss inherited a program in 2003 that had been notoriously atrocious in the Big XII, that went (3-9) (1-7) in 2002. Morriss struggled to turn around the program going (3-9) (1-7) in '03 and (3-8) (1-7) in '04. It appeared that he might be turning around the program winning 5 games in 2005, and 3 conference games in 2006, both highs during his tenure. However, this season, forced to break in a new quarterback, Baylor has struggled and remains winless in conference this season.

With no conference wins in sight, and Baylor desperate to contend among large public universities in the Big XII, most figured that Morriss wouldn't return. The report says he will finish out the season, but will be let go from the final year of his contract. Baylor will once again find itself in a familiar position this off season, looking for a coach to resurrect their program. A word of advice, don't hire a coach from a losing program (ex: Morriss and Kentucky).

Morriss is the first that was dismissed from the Big XII, but he certainly won't be the last as Dennis Franchione from Texas A&M and Bill Callahan from Nebraska will certainly be joining him come season's end.

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