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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
New Baylor coach Art Briles is a proven winner who has had success in all of his previous head coaching opportunities, most recently taking Houston to four bowl games in the last five seasons. Before that, he directed Stephenville High School to four Texas state high school championships.
But Briles will be facing the challenge of his coaching career in his new job with the Bears. Want to know how difficult it will be? Consider that the Bears are tied for seventh among the NCAA Division I programs in terms of the longest current bowl droughts.
Here's a list of the longest active bowl gaps in college football:
|New Mexico State||1960||Sun|
|Vanderbilt||1982||Hall of Fame|
|Duke||1994||Hall of Fame|
|San Diego State||1998||Las Vegas|
Note: Buffalo, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette, Florida International and Western Kentucky have never made bowl trips as Division I-A members.