Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles has been the focal point of numerous head coaching rumors lately. There have been rumors that he could be headed to the NFL for a reunion with quarterback Robert Griffin III with the Washington Redskins.
He has also been linked to the premier college football job in the state, the head coaching vacancy at the University of Texas. Briles has repeatedly denied any interest in other coaching jobs and remained committed to Baylor. He released a statement to reiterate that.
The statement, via Baylor’s website:
“I have no desire to pursue other coaching positions,” Baylor coach Art Briles said. “As I’ve said many times, I am both humbled and honored to be the head coach at Baylor University, and believe we have something special going here. I look forward to leading the Bears onto the field next fall at McLane Stadium and defending our Big 12 championship that our players and coaches worked so hard to win this season.
“There is tremendous excitement for our program’s future, and I look forward to many more great seasons at Baylor,” he added. “There is tremendous commitment from our University leadership, athletic administration, coaches and student-athletes – it truly is a great time to be a Baylor Bear.”
He certainly should be commended for his loyalty. But like other head coaches who’ve done so before, the offer might be too good to turn down.