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From the other side: is Bears’ 0-7 record an accurate portrayal of Baylor team?

First-year head coach Matt Rhule is still looking for his first victory as Baylor's head coach, but has had the Bears competitive in almost every game this season (photo courtesy of baylorbears.com).

By Steve Lansdale

At first glance, Saturday’s game at Baylor looks like a laugher, a game Texas should win without breaking a sweat. After all, the Longhorns’ neighbors an hour and half up I-35 do boast a hard-to-defend 0-7 record this season. Included in that run from glory are back-to-back losses — home losses, no less — to start the season against noted powers Liberty and Texas-San Antonio.

Two weeks into September, pundits across the country were writing off Baylor's season, some even claiming the hiring of head coach Matt Rhule was a mistake that couldn’t be corrected while he was steering the Bears' ship.

Were those assessments accurate? Not necessarily.

It’s true that