Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Art Briles might take the Texas job if it's offered to him

Baylor's Art Briles has made himself one of the hottest coaching candidates in the nation. Briles has turned around programs at Houston and Baylor and has made the Bears a higher profile team. While many speculate on his coaching future with a possible NFL job, the Texas Longhorns could be the tema that wins a possible Briles sweepstakes.

In a report in the Austin American-Statesman, a source says that Briles would be willing to meet Texas athletic director Steve Patterson to interview for the Longhorns job. Briles has not been interviewed but the report says that Briles would take the job if it was offered to him.   

Briles signed a new 10-year contract with Baylor after it clinched its first ever Big 12 championship. A high-ranking Texas source said Briles’ buyout is $4 million, but other reports suggest that it could be much higher than that figure, possibly $12 million, a price the Longhorns would more than likely be willing to pay.

With the high octane offense Briles orchestrates and the talent that annually come to Texas the Big 12 should be very afraid if Briles lands in Austin.

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