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Baylor prepares to attack season with no surprises

Five years ago, the Baylor Bears were the ignored team at these events. On Monday, they were the toast of Big 12 football media days. Last year, they won 11 games, claimed their first Big 12 championship and played in the Fiesta Bowl — while averaging 618.8 yards and 52.3 points. Now they are picked to finish second in the conference’s preseason poll behind Oklahoma with a new, on-campus stadium that seats 45,140 is nearing completion at a price of $260 million.

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