Baylor head coach Art Briles addresses Texas Longhorns head coaching rumors

Sep 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles come off the field after the game against the Buffalo Bulls at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Bulls 70-13. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As the Texas Longhorns’ search for their next head coach following the departure of Mack Brown grows longer, the reported list of names is getting shorter. But, one name that is reportedly still on that list is one that’s been on there from the beginning, and that’s Baylor head coach Art Briles.

After a season in which Briles led the Bears program to a Big 12 championship–coincidentally by defeating the Longhorns in the final game of the regular season–it shouldn’t be a surprise that he’s highly thought of by Texas brass, given the way he’s resurrected this Baylor football team.

On Sunday, ESPN’s Craig Smoak caught up with Coach Briles. While we haven’t heard much from him to this point about the rumors, he did open up a little bit to Smoak about a possibility of him moving to Austin:

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty much what you would expect from Briles at this point as he is getting his team ready for their first-ever appearance in a BCS Bowl.

Topics: Art Briles, Texas Longhorns

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