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Houston Announces That It Will Not Interview Art Briles

Art Briles will not be making his return to Houston. After it was reported that he would be getting an interview for the Cougars job, Houston says it will not happen.

Earlier today, a report emerged that Art Briles was one of three big-name head coaches that will be interview for the Houston job, along with Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former LSU head coach Les Miles. Briles served as Houston head coach from 2003-2007, before moving on to Baylor.

Briles is persona non grata around the college football world after a major string of sexual assaults emerged within his Baylor program. He was fired in May, after turning Baylor into a Big 12 power.

Briles says he wants to coach again, but if he gets another collegiate job, it won't be at his former stop. Houston's Hunter Yurachek released a statement, announcing that Briles will not be interviewing for the position.

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According to ESPN's Brett McMurphy, Yurachek and school president Renu Khator overruled Houston's board chair, who wanted Briles to be interviewed for the opening.

According to CBS Sports, an outside investigation of the Baylor scandal revealed that 19 Baylor athletes were involved in reports of sexual assault at the school dating back to 2011, with members of the football team being involved in 10-percent of all alleged Title IX complaints on campus during that time.