There has been a significant amount of speculation when it comes to Baylor head coach Art Briles and other coaching jobs, including reuniting with his former quarterback Robert Griffin III in Washington. In a media availability on today (Tuesday), Briles addressed the possibility of going to the NFL.
Detailed in an article from CoachingSearch.com, Briles said the following:
“As far as interest in the NFL, if we’re just being honest, which I like to be, the thing that would interest me would be our style of play at that level. That’s the only thing that would attract anybody I think in a position that I’m in, would be the style of play. I like how we play from a philosophical, schematic standpoint. I know the rules are different. The limitations on the number of people available in a game. To me that works to an advantage.
“If they have 46 guys available, there’s going to be a few of them getting tired on one side of the ball. That would be the only thing that would spark my interest a little bit on that end. But it’s not something I would pursue.”
Briles appears to be ruling out the possibility of going to the NFL. Or at least, he is not going to chase it. One might suggest he might have an interest if an NFL team pursued him, but given what Briles has done in Waco, he might just be happy to finish his career there.
Briles has been able to turn around a program that had been referred to as Bye-lor, is getting new investment in the program’s facilities and was able to coach a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback there. All in all, Briles is not in a bad situation.