After Thursday’s new court filing, many are wondering whether former Baylor head coach Art Briles will ever coach at the collegiate level again.
Thursday, in a court filing for a lawsuit involving former Baylor assistant AD Colin Shillinglaw, a number of Briles’ alleged text messages sent between 2011 and 2015 regarding player discipline (or lack thereof) were exposed. In short, Briles is alleged to have attempted to sweep a great deal of his players’ wrongdoings under the rug.
Many in the industry are wondering if Briles, who clearly wants to coach again, will ever be given the opportunity to do so. Briles was fired last May.
As more information comes out, the less likely it becomes Art Briles is ever a head coach again. And assistant coach getting less likely.
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) February 3, 2017
So three years from now when someone wants tell the story of how humbled Art Briles just wants to coach again … don’t.
— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) February 3, 2017
Art Briles doesn’t even have half a leg to stand on. It’ll be fine with me if we don’t ever hear from him again. #Baylor
— Amy Lawrence (@ALawRadio) February 3, 2017
well art briles won’t be coaching again https://t.co/o27QSNiA9V
— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) February 3, 2017
Hope Art Briles has other hobbies; he’ll NEVER coach again. Baylor let the players RUN WILD. Text’s make this death penalty worthy. https://t.co/mZuesDy5j2
— Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce) February 3, 2017
Briles, who compiled a 65-37 record during his time at Baylor, is one of the most successful coaches in recent college football history. But it’s hard to see any school taking a shot on him any time soon.