Report: Baylor has fired coach Art Briles
Baylor has fired coach Art Briles for his involvement in the university’s poor handling of allegations involving sexual assault allegedly committed by a handful of football players over the last seven years or so, according to multiple reports.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy was one of the firsts to report the news.
Baylor dismisses coach Art Briles, source told @ESPN. Briles informed players via text, source said. Announcement expected at noon ET
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 26, 2016
Briles compiled a 65-37 record in eight seasons with the Bears. Only nine other programs have more wins than Baylor since the start of the 2011 season; Briles won 50 over the last five years.
He concludes his career at Baylor with a 3-3 bowl record and a 3-4 record against active SEC teams (Missouri and Texas A&M were previously with the Big 12).