Although the Baylor Bears didn’t have the outing that they would have wanted in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, being upset by the UCF Knights, that still hasn’t cooled the rumors that head coach Art Briles is a top candidate to take over the Texas Longhorns.
Briles has been considered a candidate even before Mack Brown stepped down and the talk initially began during the season after the Longhorns got off to a shaky start.
Naturally, Briles hasn’t spoken much publicly about the talk because he was getting his team ready for their appearance in the BCS game after winning the Big 12 championship game.
But with the game now over, people will expect Briles to start talking, and he sort of did that just two days after the Fiesta Bowl loss.
Friday morning, the Baylor head coach took to twitter to pledges his allegiance to the school in Waco and maybe calm down some of the speculators for the time being.
Contrary to reports and rumors I am a Baylor Bear – 2013 Big 12 Champs
— Coach Art Briles (@CoachArtBriles) January 3, 2014
The gesture is nice, and we get it, but we’ve also heard other coaches express their desire to stay where they are, only to end up at an introductory press conference for another school not too long after.