Art Briles Coaching Speculation Grows After Resignation From High School Gig

Former Baylor coach Art Briles is now officially the former coach at Mount Vernon (Texas) High School. The school announced his resignation Monday, causing some to speculate about what is next for Briles.

The answer could be Texas Tech, as OutKick’s Ryan Glasspiegel relayed several days ago. According to Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, there has been “growing support” for Briles within the Red Raiders program.

Briles went 20-6 in two seasons at Mount Vernon. He resigned from Baylor in 2016 after a report surfaced that he had ignored allegations of sexual assault against his players.

OutKick’s Clay Travis gave his take on the Briles topic on OutKick the Show on Friday, Dec. 11.

Texas Tech is 4-6 and has not won a bowl game in seven years. Coach Matt Wells is 8-14 and per Engel, is likely headed out the door. Whether Briles will walk through that door next remains to be seen. Either way, he’s certain to be a hot candidate for multiple vacancies this offseason.

Briles, 65, coached Baylor from 2008-15. He spent four years at Houston before that and has compiled an overall college coaching record of 99-65. Briles was actually the running backs coach at Texas Tech from 2000-02, so he does have some familiarity with the program already.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. People need to remember that Baylor wrote that he did not violate a single aspect of Baylor policies and proceedures prior to his termination. Baylor also paid him $16MM to leave.

    If he had given Baylor just cause for the termination, they would have withheld the payoff.

    The media buried him without really investigating what happened at Baylor or Baylor’s issues with sexual assault back then.

    Outkick was out front on this.

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