It was an emotional night for Baylor football on many levels. Who would’ve predicted this in January that the team would be taking the field without Art Briles, and instead with Jim Grobe as head coach.
So, when BU took the field against Northwestern State in last night’s opener, offensive coordinator Kendal Briles paid tribute to his father, by coaching the Bears’ 55-7 season-opening win with the initials “CAB” written on both of his hands.
Baylor fired Art Briles in May after an independent review by the Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton criticized the way the school investigated claims of sexual assault and disciplined its players. But, Briles was the only one to lose his job. All nine assistant coaches were retained by interim head coach Jim Grobe.
As for Grobe’s response? No issues.
Grobe had no issue whatsoever with Kendal having Art’s initials scribbled on hands. Says he understands and knows it’s been tough on him.
— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) September 3, 2016
Grobe went on to say, “I just think about him losing Art, as his head coach and his dad, it had to be tougher on KB than anybody. He’s been nothing but class. He’s been a true gentleman the whole time and he’s on fire to coach these guys.”
Kendal is in his 9th season coaching at Baylor and his 2nd as offensive coordinator.
But, based on Pepper Hamilton and other allegations, do you have a problem with Kendal Briles honoring his dad like this? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
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