Baylor officials are now searching for their fourth head coach in ten years and, in essence for Grant Teaffs heir apparent. The worm-swallowing Teaff, who presided over the 1974 "miracle on the Brazos" upset win of Texas (and too damn many wins over Texas after that) retired in 1992.
Now, it will take an even bigger miracle to resurrect this program. In just under four seasons, Steele assembled a 9-33 record in Waco. He had not won a Big 12 game until his team defeated Kansas, 35-32, on Oct. 5, and is now 1-28 in conference play. To his credit, Steele opted to complete his tenure at Baylor in order to show his team that one should never quit.
"Kevin is a great coach, a super person and an even better friend," head coach Mack Brown said. "Hes done an outstanding job and he sure is leaving the program in better shape than it was when he came. There will be a long line of people trying to hire Kevin Steele."
Steeles predecessors did not fare much better at the Baylor helm. Dave Roberts lasted two seasons (1997-98) in posting a 4-18 mark and has been the only coach since Teaff to beat Texas. Chuck Reedy (1993-96) compiled a 23-22 record, including an appearance in the 1994 Alamo Bowl.
Texas leads the all-time series against Baylor, 65-22-4, and has won eight of the past nine meetings. Browns teams have defeated the Bears by an average score of 47-11.
Baylor has won but five Big 12 games since the league began in 1996 and has yet to win a Big 12 road game.
Baylors Big 12 Wins
1996: 49-21 over Iowa State
1997: 23-21 over Texas
1998: 31-24 over Kansas
2002: 35-32 over Kansas
And that's all, folks!