Baylor coach Briles says 'no desire' for other job

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 3, 2014 at 12:28 pm •  Published: January 3, 2014
Advertisement
;

Baylor coach Art Briles said Friday he has no desire to pursue another job and plans to lead the defending Big 12 champion Bears into their new stadium next fall.

With his name linked to the opening at Texas, and speculation increasing after the Bears' most successful season ever, Briles sent a tweet on his account that read "Contrary to reports and rumors I am a Baylor Bear — 2013 Big 12 Champs." The school later released a statement from the coach.

"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," Briles said. "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. "

The sixth-ranked Bears finished 11-2 after losing 52-42 to No. 15 UCF on Wednesday night in the Fiesta Bowl, their only Bowl Championship Series appearance. They finished the regular season with a 30-10 win over Texas to clinch their first Big 12 title, Baylor's first outright conference title since the 1980 Southwest Conference.

"There is tremendous excitement for our program's future, and I look forward to many more great seasons at Baylor," Briles said. "There is tremendous commitment from our university leadership, athletic administration, coaches and student-athletes — it truly is a great time to be a Baylor Bear."


by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Kansas State coach Bill Snyder eats one meal a day, often Taco Bell
  2. 2
    U.S. leads in number of people who think climate change is no big deal
  3. 3
    Texas Abortion Rate Drops Dramatically As Women Seek Other Options
  4. 4
    The Truth About Living Together Before Marriage
  5. 5
    Former OU swingman Cameron Clark agrees to terms with Vanoli Basket of Italy
+ show more