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Baylor coach Art Briles admitted that he was intrigued by the Texas coaching vacancy.
"There was some conversation but not to extent I felt like I cheated on my wife," Briles said. Briles has proved to be one of the nation's best coaches since arriving in Waco, starting out his tenure with the moribund program with a pair of 4-8 seasons before gradually building to last season's Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl appearance. Texas also flirted with Nick Saban before settling on Charlie Strong. Jul 25 - 10:20 PM

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Baylor coach Art Briles is intrigued by the idea of coaching in the NFL.

"I think it would interesting; it's kind of intriguing to me. As opposed to 20 years ago when it was a trickle-down effect (from NFL to college), it's a trickle-up effect now," Briles said. "I think everything's trickling up from high school, to college to the NFL. That's why the game's getting more open, more exciting and more diverse. To me, as a guy who deals with things on the offensive side of the ball most of the time, I think it would be very exciting to get to the NFL level with this type of scheme and see what happens." It's great to hear that Briles' high-flying offense would follow him if he decided to move on to the pros, but we're hoping he keeps it in the collegiate ranks.
Jun 2 - 8:19 PM

On Fox Sports "The Audible" podcast, Baylor coach Art Briles notes that Baylor's fast rise was due to a "prolonged, daily drive to reach national relevance."

"The rise might have seemed fast on the outside, but inside the program it's been a prolonged, daily drive to reach national relevance," Briles said on "The Audible" podcast. In the last six years at Baylor, Briles has compiled forty-four wins to thirty-two losses. However, in the last three years Briles has gone 29-10 during Baylor's rise to relevancy.
Source: Fox Sports
Jun 2 - 3:01 PM

Baylor released a statement from coach Art Briles in which the coach reaffirmed his commitment to the school.

"I have no desire to pursue other coaching positions," Briles said, via the statement. "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." Briles signed an extension in November that runs through 2023. He reportedly drew interest from the Texas Longhorns and Washington Redskins, amongst others.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 3 - 9:57 PM

Texans beat writer and Baylor graduate John McClain reports the school's HC Art Briles is not "going anywhere."

"For all you Baylor fans worried that Art Briles might be leaving for the University of Texas, or any other job, forget about. Briles won’t be going anywhere," McClain writes. The Texans' writer is one of the best in the business and is well connected at his alma mater. Along with Texas A&M, Baylor is absolutely catching up to Texas in terms of state football prominence. Both schools have been more successful than the Longhorns in recent years.
Jan 3 - 11:06 AM

Baylor coach Art Briles would accept the Texas head coaching job if it were offered to him, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Briles will reportedly take an interview if the Longhorns are interested. Briles signed an extension in November that runs through 2023. The buyout of that contract is between $4-12 million, according to reports. In addition to the Briles news, the Austin American-Statesman confirmed that Louisville coach Charlie Strong had interviewed with athletic director Steve Patterson for Mack Brown's old job.
Jan 1 - 10:15 PM

Liberty Mutual announced its 10 Coach of the Year award finalists on Tuesday.

The finalists include Art Briles, Baylor; David Cutcliffe, Duke; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Guz Malzahn, Auburn; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Jim Mora; UCLA; Bill O’Brien, Penn State; Nick Saban, Alabama; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; and Todd Graham, Arizona State. For no good reason, apparently, No. 1 Florida State's Jimbo Fisher was not nominated.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Baylor coach Art Briles said on Sunday that he hasn't been contacted by the Redskins. reported on Sunday that Washington is expected to pursue Briles if coach Mike Shanahan is fired. "I've had zero contact with anybody," Briles said. "I'm a Baylor Bear — that's all I'm concerned about." Apparently a reunion between Briles and Heisman Trophy-winning former quarterback Robert Griffin III won't happen. The 58-year-old Briles signed a contract extension in November that runs through the 2023 season. It includes a $5 million buyout.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:03:00 PM