Former Baylor head coach Art Briles will not be in the coaching game going into the 2016 season, but he likes to believe that he won’t be out for very long.
While the Bears likely won’t be calling on him to run the program in 2017, he feels that he will be back on the sideline soon.
Briles, who was suspended with the “intent to terminate” in May, officially parted ways with Baylor in June. He spoke with KCEN’s Jessica Morrey and said that he would be a head coach, in either the NCAA or NFL, by the 2017 season.
Spoke briefly with Art Briles today, he tells me he will be a head coach again, either in the NCAA or NFL, by 2017
— Jessica Morrey (@JessicaMorrey) July 13, 2016
This means that Briles is certainly open to leaving the college game, where he has spent the last 13 years, for the NFL or possibly take a job at the FCS level (highly unlikely.) Briles has a proven track record and any team would be lucky to have him lead their team.
He is 99-65 in 13 seasons as a college football coach, leading the Houston Cougars to four bowl appearances in five years and a Conference USA title and the Bears to six straight bowls and two Big 12 championships.
With so many coaches presumably on the hot seat going into the upcoming season, it is likely that there will be a head coaching job open by January and Art Briles could be hearing his phone ring at that point.