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.