June 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

Would Art Briles hire have happened under Eddie G. Robinson?

As the news surfaced about the choosing of Art Briles as Grambling State’s offensive coordinator, Eddie Robinson III promptly considered about  his grandfather, legendary Tigers football coach Eddie G. Robinson.

Grambling is a happy historically black college and college that prides alone on a estimate, “wherever everyone is someone.” Eddie G. Robinson, whose full 56-season occupation as a mentor was used at Grambling, retired in 1997 as the winningest faculty football coach in history with 408 victories. He died in 2007.

Briles, who is white, had not coached in higher education given that becoming fired by Baylor in 2016 following an internal investigation into the university’s managing of an comprehensive range of sexual assault accusations. An NCAA investigation cleared Briles of any NCAA violations but was crucial of his steps.