Baylor’s Art Briles has interest in becoming Washington Redskins head coach

Mar 21, 2011; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) and head coach Art Briles arrive at the Baylor pro day at the Allison Indoor Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The job security of Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is hanging on by a thread and it’s looking more and more likely he’ll be ousted at season end.

If a firing does take place, Baylor head coach Art Briles is open to taking the job – this according to CBS’s Jason La Canfora:

Briles, who is currently focused on recruiting at the school, would have interest in the Redskins’ job under certain circumstances, sources said, and some believe he could put together an NFL-caliber staff as well, without having to overly rely on his contemporaries at Baylor.

Briles of course coached Robert Griffin III at Baylor and the Redskins (now benched) quarterback has more or less suggested he’d welcome his former coach to the Redskins with open arms.

Of course, despite Briles’ reported interest, that doesn’t mean the feelings from owner Daniel Synder are mutual.

As big a tyrant as they come, Synder likely isn’t looking at a coach without NFL experience even though Briles has found extreme success at Baylor.

Topics: Art Briles, Baylor Bears, Washington Redskins

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  • DJD60_TX

    Anyone who knows Briles, or has read his book, knows the claim he would go to DC is BS.

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