Baylor Bears

Baylor AD Mack Rhoades: No chance Art Briles returns

art briles baylor bears 2015

As the search continues for the next Baylor head coach, many have wondered whether or not there is a chance Art Briles could return to Waco and coach the Bears. Well, we apparently got our answer on Tuesday afternoon.

Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades was a guest on ESPN 1660 in Central Texas and said there was no chance Briles could return.

To listen to the entire interview with Smoak, just check it out here.

I don’t think anyone should be shocked by this. While some Briles supporters have made that argument that he has not been specifically indicted for any wrongdoing, he did oversee the program and some allegedly bad folks with issues.

Plus, from what I have heard, there are many people involved with Baylor and the regents who never liked Art Briles. Many pointed to a race issue in that Briles allowed his team to have a heavy African American-vibe by letting his players have fun in practice, play their music, and embrace their culture and lifestyle. If people had issues with Briles for that, it’s wrong on so many levels, but if it’s true, then Briles never had a shot at returning.

Briles coached at BU from 2008 to 2015, finishing with a 65-37 record and winning Big 12 championships in 2013 and 2014.

Should Baylor have considered bringing back Briles? Let us know in the comments.

**If you want a chance to win FREE Big 12 gear from your favorite team, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter! **

To Top