“They’re gonna have to fire him, aren’t they?”

How bad have things gotten at Baylor?  Bad enough that other football coaches are now questioning it.

One longtime college head coach said Wednesday the thing that stuck with him the most from the latest OTL report was just the number of incidents and how many of the cases involving Baylor football players leave big questions about what, if anything at all, was done to investigate them.

“These guys kept playing?” the coach said. “The message you’re sending is, ‘This isn’t a big deal.'”

The coach pointed out that because of the Clery Act, which requires schools to keep records of crime on and near their campuses, universities and athletic departments have had to become very diligent in the protocol when incidents occur. Or at least they’re supposed to have.

“There are three big questions here: Who knew what happened? When did they know about it? And, what action was taken?

“This is a guy (Briles) who prides himself in being a players’ coach and coaching his team like a high school team. It’s really hard to believe that he didn’t know about any of this stuff.”

Wuh.  As a general rule of thumb, when a crisis hits the “what did they know and when did they know it” stage, that ain’t good.

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15 responses to ““They’re gonna have to fire him, aren’t they?”

  1. Russ

    Like you said, this makes FSU, UT and Ole Miss look like amateurs. I really hope the NCAA lays the hammer on them, but (again) I don’t have any confidence in them at all.

    • KornDawg

      Neither do I. It’s not like somebody sold a jersey or an autograph. You know, really serious stuff.

  2. Jared S.

    And, of course, Ken Starr being the university president adds an incredible element of comic irony…..

    • Jared S.

      I mean…. it kind of pisses me off. We’re talking about the former Solicitor General of The United States and special investigator of Oval Office Philandering? Where the hell are his expert investigative skills now?

  3. Hopefully not 2012 Derek

    I believe the NCAA will actually come down on Baylor. They like to exert their “power” on programs that aren’t historically relevant. And let the big boys get away with a slap on the wrist. Unless it’s for the truly horrible offenses of jersey selling and such.

  4. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    Great news – Two Corinthian sources indicated that in a continuation of the fine longstanding Baylor tradition of complete lack of self-awareness, the BOR thinks the sacrifice of Art will be “the final solution”

    “The board is expected to keep Briles but two sources indicated firing him is being considered as the final solution to a scandal that continues to be a nightmare for the entire school for what is now approaching a full calendar year.”

    http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/the-big-mac-blog/article78523607.html

    The other part of the final solution is that I will appoint Ken Starr to the Supreme Court.

  5. Nashville West

    Is Brilles a cause or a symptom ? If he is a symptom them merely firing him won’t solve the problem.

    • Will (The Other One)

      Yeah, it was what, about 12 years ago that the basketball team there nearly got the death penalty (and a player was killed)? Whole lotta “look the other way” been happening in Waco.

  6. AusDawg85

    This sounds close to Jackie “I was framed” Sherrill’s comments yesterday on SiriusXM College Football show.

    Where are all the HIRE BRILES!!!11!!! folks around here now?

  7. Cousin Eddie

    How bad is it at Baylor, butch ended his presser the other day by saying, ” well at least we aren’t Baylor.”