Texas opened as a 14 point favorite against Texas, but all the major books have moved toward the Bears. Texas is now favored by 9.5 on most books and 8.5 on a few others.
The Bears should have everyone back from COVID-19 protocols. But with the missed practice time, plus the questions about the offense, it’s not surprising Texas is favored.
If anything, a loss to Baylor might seal Herman’s fate. He’s not likely to get fired after the Baylor game, but if Herman can’t beat Baylor—in year one of the Dave Aranda era, and with the team recovering from COVID-19—then how do you feel like he’s going to handle him going forward? I think a loss makes the Herman era end in 2020.