Former Baylor head football coach Art Briles said he wants to coach football again in 2017 during his first on-camera comments since being fired in May.
Art Briles spent eight seasons as Baylor’s head coach and turned the program into one of college football’s most exciting teams over his tenure. Briles won 65 games at Baylor, coached former Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and led the Bears to six straight bowl appearances.
This past May, Briles was fired due to an investigation of the football program and the university’s poor judgment and handling of rape and sexual assault allegations.
Stephen Adams, a news reporter from KCEN HD in Texas, caught up with Briles on Wednesday and spoke briefly with the former Baylor head coach outside of a luncheon that he attended in Waco.
Other than a public statement he released on June 2, Briles hasn’t spoken publicly since being fired and agreeing on a settlement with the university.
You can watch the brief interview below:
Briles didn’t say much to Adams, including whether he would plan to coach in the college football ranks again or the NFL, but he did say he plans to coach once again in 2017.
During his time at Baylor before his termination, Briles led the Bears to four 10-win seasons, including a Fiesta Bowl berth in the 2013 season.
Along with former Baylor president Ken Starr and former Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw, Briles was fired due to the independent investigation by the Pepper Hamilton law firm that found several members of Briles’ coaching staff hiding sexual assault allegations involving football players from the police and other school officials.
After Briles was fired, the university hired former Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe as the acting head coach on May 31.
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