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Bears Football Coach Art Briles Out at Baylor

Art Briles Out at Baylor.
Art Briles Out at Baylor.
Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Art Briles has built the Baylor Bears football program from a pathetic doormat into a national power. But at what cost?

The Baylor program has been beset by scandal of sexual-assault and battery by football players, and the cover-ups by the University and by the coaching staff.

Baylor president Ken Starr and "Additional members of the Administration and Athletics" are out as well. The official release can be seen at the school's website.

Players were notified of the news via a text message from Briles. Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett is expected to take over as interim coach.


Before Briles arrival, the Bears had not been to a bowl game since 1994 and had not had a winning record since 1995. Baylor went through four head coaches between Grant Teaff's departure in 1992 and Briles' arrival in 2008. Briles brought the school their very first Heisman winner in Robert Griffin III in 2011.

Year Team Overall Conference Bowl Coaches AP
2008 Baylor 4–8 2–6 DNQ

2009 Baylor 4–8 1–7 DNQ

2010 Baylor 7–6 4–4 L Texas

2011 Baylor 10–3 6–3 W Alamo 12 13
2012 Baylor 8–5 4–5 W Holiday

2013 Baylor 11–2 8–1 L Fiesta 13 13
2014 Baylor 11–2 8–1 L Cotton 8 7
2015 Baylor 10–3 6–3 W Russell Athletic 13 13

65–37 39–30

Another black eye to college football comes courteous of Boise State who has expelled two players in sex assault case. A third player has been suspended for one year.