Texas A&M Aggies

Pick 6: Rhule, Herman among new coaches facing scrutiny

Setting expectations for Baylor in Year One under coach Matt Rhule is complicated.

Baylor is still navigating the fallout of a scandal that led to the firing of coach Art Briles and the departures of an athletic director and school president. There is at least a possibility NCAA sanctions could follow.

The Bears are coming off a troubled 7-6 season under a lame-duck coaching staff, but from 2011-2015 they had four double-digit victory seasons and won two Big 12 titles. The Bears have the resources and infrastructure to remain a Big 12 contender, but it is no given they won't backslide to the bad ol' days.

Theoretically, Rhule will be given some leeway by Baylor fans...