February 24, 2024

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Art Briles hopes for ‘Hail Mary’ to return as Grambling State’s OC

Art Briles is hoping a Hail Mary can return him to his post as Grambling State’s offensive coordinator. But if it in no way happens, the embattled previous Baylor mentor will cherish his brief time with the Tigers, he explained Thursday all through an look on Jason Whitlock’s “Fearless” demonstrate. 

Briles resigned from his put up at Grambling on Monday, 4 days after his announced choosing brought intensive scrutiny nationally and criticism amongst the program’s most distinguished alumni. 

Doug Williams, a previous Grambling mentor and 1 of the greatest gamers in software history, was specifically essential. He said he was “extremely unhappy” in the hire and would dissociate with the university if it adopted via. Briles resigned from his put up on mentor Hue Jackson’s staff members 4 times later on.

“I didn’t want Grambling to go by means of a media flurry that could be averted,” Briles stated.

Briles, 66, informed Whitlock he expended two weeks coaching at Grambling in advance of the seek the services of was declared. He mentioned he needs to make amends with Williams and would leap at the possibility to step again into his coordinator part.  Some Grambling football alumni have called for Briles to rescind his resignation. 

“I know that coach Jackson … talked to Doug Williams before this 7 days, and I genuinely don’t know how it went … I would chat with (Williams) anytime just to give him an possibility to question me any issues that he required to request and to get to know exactly where my coronary heart is and soul,” Briles said. “So I really don’t know if there is a Hail Mary or not, I would constantly hope so. You would dislike to always say it is about when perhaps it is really not more than.”