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Grambling State Denies Art Briles Coaching Hire Rumor

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)

It was recently reported on KTAL-6 Shreveport that former Baylor head coach Art Briles could join Hue Jackson's coaching staff at Grambling State. On Wednesday night, the school commented on that potential hire.

A Grambling State spokesperson told the News-Star that there's no truth to this rumor.

"There is no truth to this rumor," a Grambling spokesperson said, via News-Star. "And I will not provide a statement regarding any false hires."

Briles has not coached college football since the 2015 season. He was fired at Baylor after an internal investigation was launched into the program's handling of a number of sexual assault accusations.

The report from KTAL-6 stated that Briles could become Grambling State's offensive coordinator for the 2022 season. If that move were to happen, the university would receive a lot of backlash.

A few years after his fallout at Baylor, Briles joined Mount Vernon High School's staff. He also spent time in the Italian Football League.

For now, it doesn't sound like Briles will return to college football.