Published: Tue, August 29, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Hamilton Tiger-Cats hire former Baylor coach Art Briles

Hamilton Tiger-Cats hire former Baylor coach Art Briles

However, the release made no mention of Briles' troubles in Waco, although it does include his back-to-back Big 12 championships and New Year's Day bowl berths in 2013-14.

Ever since Baylor fired him, Briles has been on a gross redemption tour, doing everything he can to convince people that nothing that happened at Baylor was his fault and that he is deserving of another job. However, after a sexual assault scandal involving many football players, Baylor fired Briles following the 2015 season.

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Briles, 61, comes to the CFL with over 35 years of coaching experience, including stints as head coach at Houston (2003-07) and Baylor (2008-15).

Briles has consistently denied any wrongdoing, calling such accusations "unfair", but has been unable to find work in college football since being dismissed by Baylor. Jones, a former Hawaii and SMU head coach, was named to the same position with the Tiger-Cats just last week. The independent investigation revealed that some cases at Baylor were not reported to the proper authorities. It is unknown what stance the league will take with Hamilton for hiring Briles. If Griffin indicates he wants to sign with a CFL team, Hamilton has exclusive rights to sign the former Heisman Trophy victor.

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