"Weird coincidence," Baylor spokesman Heath Nielsen said Friday. "Hard to believe, I know."
Nielsen said players were sorted by class. Seniors were on the front rows with Briles, then sorted by height by the out-of-town photographer doing the shoot Thursday.
Big 12 co-champs Baylor and TCU were both left out of the first College Football Playoff last season. The loss in Waco was the only one for the Horned Frogs, while Baylor suffered its only regular-season game the following week at West Virginia.
This season, Baylor plays at TCU on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving.