The news of Art Briles becoming a coach once again hasn’t been out for a full day, yet it already has the majority of people on social media enraged.
On Friday, Mount Vernon in Texas announced that Briles will become the football team’s head coach for next season. The former coach of the Baylor Bears was fired for the school’s sexual assault scandal that took place.
In the press release, Mount Vernon said “We are pleased to welcome coach Briles back to Texas. He brings with him a wealth of not only football experience but also life experience.”
Just the thought of Briles coaching at the high school level has brought out a plethora of negative reviews, but the way Mount Vernon handled the situation has drawn even more attention.
The timing of the announcement has led many people to believe that Mount Vernon tried to bury the hiring.
With the school year coming to an end very soon and Memorial Day weekend upon us, the news of Briles getting hired almost slipped through the cracks.
Now, most sports analysts and writers are unleashing on Mount Vernon for dumping the news late on Friday.
Art Briles gets hired at dinnertime on Friday before Memorial Day weekend. News dump of all news dumps.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) May 24, 2019
Mount Vernon announced the hire of Art Briles on a Friday evening, going into a holiday weekend, right as the school year is winding to a close.
They made EVERY effort to bury this.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) May 25, 2019
The Friday before Memorial Day news dump is a big one …
… Art Briles is coaching again, and it’s for a Texas High School.
Seriously, he is https://t.co/bM9b481Kz4
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) May 25, 2019
During his time as the coach at Baylor, Briles led his team to an overall 65-37 record.
Fans won’t argue against Briles’ ability to coach, especially on the offensive side of the football, but his actions at the collegiate level have made him a controversial figure in the sports world.