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Art Briles working as guest coach with Browns

Ex-Baylor coach Art Briles is working as a guest coach with the Browns.

Briles was on the practice field Wednesday and worked with the team’s quarterbacks in the portion of practice open to the meda. Per, he’s participating in meetings and practices this week and Browns coach Hue Jackson told reporters Briles will be around for a little longer, but not for an extended period of time.

Briles was fired last spring amid allegations that his coaching staff and members of the athletic department were aware of sexual assault allegations against players but did not pursue discipline.

“This happened at a different time and not here, so I can’t judge that,” Jackson said. “I understand everybody has an opinion about it, but I get to judge here and what goes on here in our building and I don’t think those things have affected our building that way. Nothing happened here. I have to be able to judge by my relationship with him and what he’s here doing for me now and that’s what’s important.”

Jackson said he got the OK from the Browns’ front office before having Briles in.

“I’ve gotten to know Coach Briles and I think he’s a tremendous offensive-minded football coach,” Jackson said. “I’m always looking for different ways of doing things and preparing things and, again, what happened at Baylor is at Baylor.”

Briles visited the Browns and several other NFL teams as part of a training camp tour in August. Briles has no prior NFL experience. He coached in Texas high schools for 20 years before joining the college ranks in 2000 and was head coach at the University of Houston before getting the job at Baylor.

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36 Responses to “Art Briles working as guest coach with Browns”
  1. arwiv says: Oct 12, 2016 5:39 PM

    I wish mcadoo would let this guy be a guest coach with the Giants….our offense is trash.

  2. citizenstrange says: Oct 12, 2016 5:45 PM

    I thought Ocho Cinco had the Browns all coached up already.

  3. joshgordonsbong says: Oct 12, 2016 5:46 PM

    Be a good idea if all the Baylor guys he coached weren’t hurt…

  4. exinsidetrader says: Oct 12, 2016 6:02 PM

    Who will be the guest QB?

  5. 4512dawg4512 says: Oct 12, 2016 6:12 PM

    At this point, I’ve given up. What ever the hell it takes to win at least one game this year

  6. pfatalbert says: Oct 12, 2016 6:14 PM

    Maybe he’s going to start for the Browns at QB next game…!

  7. thetooloftools says: Oct 12, 2016 6:16 PM

    Cleveland is on fire right now. Sportstalk callers are saying this is the worse thing to happen to the Browns in 20 years and Coach Jackson just had the worse answer ever when asked about Briles at a presser.
    Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, the Browns step in it again.
    Get the PR machine greased up for this salvage job.

  8. pridewatcher says: Oct 12, 2016 6:19 PM

    Guest coach? Like guest star in a soap opera?

  9. vegasdogg says: Oct 12, 2016 6:19 PM

    Cleveland is on fire right now. Sportstalk callers are saying this is the worse thing to happen to the Browns in 20 years and Coach Jackson just had the worse answer ever when asked about Briles at a presser.
    Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, the Browns step in it again.
    Get the PR machine greased up for this salvage job.


    What in the world are you talking about? Is this sarcasm? I hope so, otherwise it is a little creepy.

  10. raaz227httr says: Oct 12, 2016 6:32 PM

    Sounds just like Sherman Lewis and the Redskins.

  11. mrbiggstuff says: Oct 12, 2016 6:38 PM

    It’s already a dumpster fire. What’s another piece of trash?!

  12. mogogo1 says: Oct 12, 2016 7:16 PM

    Same thing goes for Briles as for Chip Kelly: Their offenses were great in college when they were being run by premier offensive players against defenders who were typically overmatched and prone to being out of position. But things get a whole lot tougher when the teams are equal in talent and the defenders are in the right spots and don’t miss tackles.

  13. thisonesforpat says: Oct 12, 2016 7:51 PM


    Hire a “guest coach” blah-blah-blah, who oversaw a completely bankrupt football team to do what exactly?

  14. youbettercallsaul says: Oct 12, 2016 8:07 PM

    This is the NFL’s Pripyat. Just change the name to the Cleveland Meltdowns.

  15. simplec72 says: Oct 12, 2016 8:22 PM

    Hey Hue, wake up! Go 0-16 and you’ll find out quickly that the future Browns coach for 2017 has already interviewed for the job!

  16. bucsorbust says: Oct 12, 2016 8:28 PM

    Cleveland hires a guest coach, who has zero NFL experience, who was just fired from his college gig over not pursuing discipline over allegations of sexual assault by his players. Is this about it?

    Is anyone still unsure why Cleveland is #32 in the Power Rankings?

  17. bucsorbust says: Oct 12, 2016 8:30 PM

    I realize stupid moves are all over the place.

    But the Browns really must have spent a lot of extra time concocting this one.

  18. vavikingfan says: Oct 12, 2016 8:31 PM

    Will Ken Starr be their guest president?

  19. easydog100 says: Oct 12, 2016 9:46 PM

    Do any of you guys that bust the Browns have jobs?

  20. dumbpollack says: Oct 12, 2016 10:19 PM

    Sell, Haslam. PLEASE!!!!!!

  21. fafaflunky says: Oct 12, 2016 11:11 PM

    What ever comes out out of baylor should be ignored. All bums. Rg3 josh gordon etc

  22. justintuckrule says: Oct 12, 2016 11:30 PM

    These coaches are dumber than the next I swear. Just because he let rapes go in Texas, means nothing because the browns aren’t in Texas. Really hue?? If it were Jared from subway to talk about nutrition, you’d be cool with that too because he wasn’t looking at kiddies on a Browns computer. Ugh.

    Coaches are just stupid jocks who weren’t good enough to actually play.

  23. justintuckrule says: Oct 12, 2016 11:32 PM

    This is like mcadopes explanation why he didn’t use a challenge to stop the clock at 2:30 instead of a plain timeout when the end results were the same and you might have actually reversed the call. He said he is competitive with everything and since he didn’t see a chance to win, he didn’t challenge. Hey idiot! You miss the point. There was no downside.

  24. tjacks7 says: Oct 12, 2016 11:34 PM

    I love the logic. We should just let criminals relocate after they commit their crimes instead of going to prison and say “hey, it didn’t happen here!”

  25. thisistheonlygame says: Oct 13, 2016 12:04 AM

    Belichick could not win in Cleveland. I doubt this guy can do better.

  26. bigjayler says: Oct 13, 2016 3:49 AM

    Just trying to get Kevin Hogan up to speed for this Sunday….nothing to see here.

  27. mauldawg says: Oct 13, 2016 5:09 AM

    Briles is a scum bag. He ran a dirty Program at Baylor. Why would you want this slime ball anywhere near your football program? Hue ust be running scared.

  28. troylok says: Oct 13, 2016 5:34 AM

    Tuning up the read option, are we? Just what you need to keep those QB’s healthy… not.

  29. laukkanen5 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:43 AM

    0-5 is 0-5….

    luckily that town has the Cavs and Indians cause the Browns are a total joke

  30. ohand16 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:55 AM


    Cleveland, City of Champions

  31. NFLexpert says: Oct 13, 2016 6:57 AM

    As long as he wasn’t caught on an open mike saying vulgar things about women he should be okay…

  32. jagsfan1 says: Oct 13, 2016 7:17 AM

    Is this Sashi Brown Moneyball at work?

  33. jgedgar70 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:06 AM

    Great move. Hue should hire him to a permanent position. Anything to keep Briles FAR away from Auburn. WAR EAGLE!

  34. pioniere says: Oct 13, 2016 10:08 AM

    Only in Cleveland. #FactoryOfSadness

  35. Thetruthis says: Oct 13, 2016 1:20 PM

    This is a great idea! I love the fact that the Browns are open minded and understand, that anyone who can turn a loosing program into a powerhouse KNOWS what the H_ll he is doing!!!

    I love this independent thinking guy, Hue Jackson. No one knows everything and the more brilliant minds you put together, the faster you are going to succeed. Great move, Hue!!

  36. oscarxray says: Oct 13, 2016 7:18 PM

    This is disappointing from a X&O’s standpoint.Hue already has too many gimmicks and he needs to clean up basic execution of fundamental plays. On the other hand if he wants to turn the play calling over to Briles maybe he will shelve the Joe Thomas at WR play,a step in the right direction.

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