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ravel back to 2006, health before conference realignment, price the College Football Playoff and Art Briles’ arrival at Baylor.

It’s the Bears’ turn on the dais at Big 12 Conferencemedia days, and cornerback C.J. Wilson, an all-league pick, is asked for his team’s goals for the coming season. To win the conference, he says.

Silence follows, and then, among a few media members from a state no longer represented in the Big 12, laughter.

Less than a decade ago, the idea of Baylor winning the Big 12 — a conference that had made the Bears the cellar-dwelling whipping boy since its inception more than a decade before — was, in a word, laughable.

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