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Baylor donor thinks Art Briles will stay

Baylor head coach Art Briles has been the subject of numerous rumors recently. There are reports that he is being targeted for a reunion with quarterback Robert Griffin III in Washington with the Redskins.

There are also rumors and reports that the Texas Longhorns are interested in Briles and he is interested in that job. One Baylor donor feels confident that Briles will stay.

From the Dallas Morning News

Major Baylor donor Bob Simpson left a post-game conversation with Art Briles hopeful that the football coach would stay at the school.

“He’s indicated that,” Simpson told The Dallas Morning Morning News (sic) and Bleacher Report after Baylor’s 52-42 loss to Central Florida in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. “Let’s hope it holds true.”

“I’m hopeful we’ve done everything at Baylor to help take care of him. I don’t blame them,” Simpson said. “When you have somebody as good as he is, the world is going to come after him. And it won’t be just UT. If we survive this one, there will be more.”

Baylor has given Briles a 10-year contract extension and they’re opening a new $260 million dollar stadium so there are incentives to stay. Louisville head coach Charlie Strong is another candidate for the job and reportedly interviewed Tuesday with Texas athletic Steve Patterson.

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