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Art Briles: I have no desire to pursue other positions

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Baylor coach Art Briles’ name has come up with openings at both the college and professional level, but he acted to take his name out of consideration for jobs outside Waco on Friday.

At the NFL level, Briles has been linked to the Redskins because of his long relationship with quarterback Robert Griffin III and this that he’s intrigued by the challenges presented by coaching in the NFL. Briles’ name has also been linked to the opening created by Mack Brown’s departure at the University of Texas, but Briles says he isn’t going anywhere at all.

“I have no desire to pursue other coaching positions,” Briles said in a statement. “As I’ve said many times, I am both humbled and honored to be the head coach at Baylor University, and believe we have something special going here. I look forward to leading the Bears onto the field next fall at McLane Stadium and defending our Big 12 championship that our players and coaches worked so hard to win this season.”

Briles said he had never spoken to the Redskins or any other NFL teams about a coaching job. Anyone who has followed football for a while knows to take coaches saying they aren’t leaving their current jobs with a grain of salt, although, for now, it looks like Briles won’t be introduced as someone’s new head coach at a press conference.

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7 Responses to “Art Briles: I have no desire to pursue other positions”
  1. Smarterthanyou says: Jan 3, 2014 11:51 AM

    Translation: i tried to plug myself for a better job, but nobody is interested in me. So now i have to convince my boss of my “loyalty”

  2. El Pollo Loco says: Jan 3, 2014 11:56 AM

    translation:Up your offers

  3. doe22us says: Jan 3, 2014 12:06 PM

    I dont pay much attention to college football, but didnt his team just have their lid blown off??

  4. raiderufan says: Jan 3, 2014 12:12 PM

    You know, call me crazy, but I’m gonna guess the man enjoys being in Texas…

    1979 – Sundown hs in TX
    1980-83 Sweetwater hs in TX
    1984-85 Hamlin hs in TX
    1986-87 Georgetown hs in TX
    1988-1999 Stephenville hs in TX
    2000-02 Texas Tech
    2003-07 Houston
    2008-present Baylor

    I’d bet the openings in Houston and Texas were just about the only ones that grabbed his interest in anyway. Texas must not be calling.

  5. baddegg says: Jan 3, 2014 12:22 PM

    Thank God!

    Signed,

    The Redskins Fan Base

  6. tvjules says: Jan 3, 2014 12:43 PM

    The story about him not showing film of any “bad plays” at RG3’s request, probably hasn’t helped his cause.

  7. deshackle says: Jan 3, 2014 3:22 PM

    Chin up redskins fans, there is still something to cheer. First, Shanarat got fired. Second, the Cowboys will be watching the playoffs on TV.

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