Art Briles speaks for first time since firing

About a week ago, Art Briles was fired from his position as head coach with the Baylor Bears and that is only where the trouble started for the team. Multiple players have asked for releases from their scholarships, while a number of administrators have stepped down in lieu of the recent sexual assault allegations against the school.

Briles spoke with KWTX 10 in Waco and talked about his firing for the first time since it happened last Thursday. Julie Hays reported his comments on the firing and the victims of the alleged assault.

“After 38 years of coaching, I have certainly made mistakes, and, in hindsight, I would have done certain things differently. I always strive to be a better coach, a better father and husband, and a better person,” Briles said.

Briles continued to speak about the victims: “My heart goes out to the victims for the pain that they have endured. Sexual assault has no place on our campus or in our society. As a father of two daughters, a grandfather, and a husband, my prayers are with the victims of abuse, wherever they are.”

Art Briles held his position with the Bears for eight years, racking up a record of 65-37 and winning the Big 12 in 2013 and 2014. It likely won’t be long before he has another job somewhere else, but he knows that if things would have gone down differently, he wouldn’t even be looking for a job now.

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