Art Briles, former Baylor coach, lands OC position with FCS program
Art Briles is back in college football. The former Baylor head coach has been hired at FCS program Grambling State, where he’ll be offensive coordinator under former NFL head coach Hue Jackson.
Grambling State confirmed the hire to reporters only hours after dismissing reports of the hire as “rumors.”
A Grambling State team spokesperson has now confirmed the hire of former Baylor coach Art Briles as Hue Jackson’s OC, per @bmarcello and @chris_hummer. The school is not putting out a statement.https://t.co/uiVQWztKIO https://t.co/Z00XYDYkCA
— 247Sports (@247Sports) February 24, 2022
The Grambling spokesperson’s confirmation to reporters is the closest we’ll get to an official announcement. In place of a traditional press release, Briles will sit down for an interview with a TV station.
Briles has a sitdown interview with local TV station KTAL tonight, but the school is not making any further announcement or statement about the hire today.
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) February 24, 2022
This will be Briles’ first college football coaching position since being fired by Baylor due to the program’s sexual assault scandal. Since then, Briles has coached high school football at Mount Vernon in Texas and an American football team in the Italian Football League in Florence, Italy.