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Art Briles Linked To College Football Head Coaching Job

Head coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on during their game against the UCF Knights in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on during their game against the UCF Knights in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, the Lamar football program fired head coach Mike Schultz after the team finished with a 4-8 record. Schultz led the team to a 7-5 record and a playoff berth in 2018, but the program failed to live up to expectations this season.

With Schultz gone, that opens the door for another coach to take over.

According to a report from Beaumont Enterprise, the Cardinal Club, Lamar’s official fundraising arm of the athletic department, has a name in mind.

Club president James Patton revealed the committee addressed the possibility of hiring former Baylor head coach.

"His name did float around at the meeting today. It was acknowledged and talked about, but we didn’t specifically dwell on it. He does have a recognizable name that could bring some attention to the university.

We’re not like UT (Texas) who can just throw millions of dollars at a coach, but we do have boosters who are willing to give money when needed. They are people who will get up to support Lamar if it’s the right thing or the right person."

Briles is currently the head coach of Mount Vernon, a high school team.

He took over as the team's head coach after he received a $15.1 million settlement from Baylor after the school fired him amidst a sexual assault scandal.

Would another college take a chance on Briles? Stay tuned.