The biggest scandal that emanated from college football during the summer of 2016 came from Waco, Texas, home of the Baylor Bears. Head coach Art Briles, once beloved for his innovative, up-tempo offense that fascinated and exhausted recruits and fans alike, was axed from his job as the school’s head football coach following an investigation that proclaimed the school attempted to cover-up and protect football players from sexual harassment allegations levied against them.
As Briles seeks a new coaching opportunity, he will reportedly “take full responsibility” during an on-air interview that will take place with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi this upcoming Saturday, which will air during College GameDay, which begins at 9 a.m Eastern Time and will be hosted from Bristol Motor Speedway.
In Briles place, the team promoted Jim Grobe to the head coaching role, after he served as Wake Forest’s head man in charge from 2001 through 2013. It was once speculated – by even Briles himself – that he would be taking just a one-year leave of absence as punishment for how he phrases, “I made mistakes. I did wrong … The captain of the ship goes down with it.”
This seems like an about-face from the former coach who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the school less than two months prior. While he has previously stated there were “serious shortcomings” in his time at charge while at Waco, the sudden interest in disclosing generalizations about what happened will presumably reveal even more as a result of the Saturday interview.