Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Hamilton Tiger-Cats hire former Baylor coach Art Briles

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Kristopher Love | 28 August, 2017, 20:12

Former Baylor Head Football Coach Art Briles has been announced as assistant head coach offense for a Canadian Football League team. Jones will make his Ticats' head-coaching debut September 4 against the arch-rival Toronto Argonauts at Tim Hortons Field. This will be Briles' first job in football since being fired by Baylor in the spring of 2016 amid a wide-ranging sexual-assault scandal. He led the Bears to Big 12 championships in 2013 and 2014 and coached the school's only Heisman victor, Robert Griffin III.

Briles, 61, has never coached outside the state of Texas. He previously served as the head coach at Hawaii and SMU.

However, it does point out that in eight seasons at Baylor, Briles had back-to-back Big 12 Championships (2013-14). He was also named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award in 2006. Coaches will always find a job somewhere and this demonstrates that nothing else will matter in the end. ESPN has reported that Briles and his assistants "actively intervened" in school disciplinary measures against football players accused of a variety of offenses. In his introductory press conference, Jones mentioned that he would like to hire another offensive coach. After three seasons with the Red Raiders, he coached his alma mater, Houston, for five seasons and then was hired at Baylor in 2008.