Baylor football coaches continue to defend Art Briles

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Baylor’s assistant coaches continue to defend their former boss Art Briles.

On Friday, they refuted a report by a Board of Regents member claiming that the coach was aware of sexual assault and didn’t report it to the proper authorities. There has been an ongoing dispute as to how much Briles really knew about the report. The coaches have stated that he reported them to his superior, former Athletic Director Ian McCaw immediately.

Briles also reported the incident to the board of judicial affairs.

There were a reported 17 incidents of sexual assault or domestic violence by 19 different players since the 2011 season.

Briles led the Bears as head coach from 2008-2015 and a record of 65-37. The firing of Briles was met with criticism by many of the fans and boosters of the program, who for a time were lobbying to have him reinstated as the head coach.

It will be interesting to see if he is considered a coaching candidate for any of the available positions this offseason, either as a head coach or a coordinator.

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