Dec 29 2011; San Antonio, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) talks with head coach Art Briles against the Washington Huskies during the third quarter of the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Baylor beat Washington 67-56. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Art Briles hasn't heard from Washington Redskins


There are reports that the Washington Redskins are looking to part ways with head coach Mike Shanahan. If they do, they’re expected to make a run at quarterback Robert Griffin III’s former coach at Baylor, Art Briles.

From Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports:

The Washington Redskins are expected to pursue Baylor’s Art Briles should they fire Mike Shanahan, according to league sources.

Not only are the strugging Redskins (3-10) losing, there also is a fractured relationship between coach Mike Shanahan and ownership. With Shanahan’s partnership with quarterback Robert Griffin III also in peril, the club is likely to part with Shanahan, perhaps as soon as Monday. Once that happens, several league sources believe Baylor’s Art Briles will be one of their targets.

Briles says he hasn’t heard from Redskins however.

I’ve had zero contact with anybody,” Briles said Sunday night, via WacoTrib.com.  “I’m a Baylor Bear — that’s all I’m concerned about.”

There are still three games left in the season so this could be something that doesn’t materialize till January. It also could all just be talk with out any real substance behind these reports.

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