Yeah, yeah, I know it’s coming from the questionably credible Chip Brown, but I can’t say this description of what Baylor’s brain trust is thinking right now sounds that inconceivable.
Multiple sources connected to Baylor told HornsDigest.com football coach Art Briles has a better chance of keeping his job after the school’s rape scandal than BU president and chancellor Ken Starr.
The sources said Starr will probably be reassigned to a position in BU’s law school as a result of the failed leadership displayed after multiple rape claims made by female Baylor students against five BU football players all but went ignored…
Briles, who has taken an irrelevant football program to two Big 12 titles in the last three years (including a bunch of new athletics facilities), is sometimes referred to by Baylor brass as “Moses.” He will continue on as football coach, and Ian McCaw would continue as athletic director – barring any evidence in the independent review by the Pepper Hamilton law firm showing an overt cover-up by either Briles or McCaw, BU sources told HD.
The hope would be a new president at Baylor could establish a strong relationship with Briles to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.
You don’t fire Moses. But it’s hard to see how you rein him in, either. Especially after he gets the message that the school president is more expendable than he is. After all, how many championships has Ken Starr won?