Well, if you’re Art Briles and you want to coach again, I guess there’s only one place to turn.
When Baylor fired Art Briles, the school’s lawyers originally put in two stipulations in the proposed buyout.
No. 1, per the agreement Briles was to sign, he would not coach at another Texas school.
No. 2, per the agreement Briles was to sign, he would not coach at another Big 12 school.
When Briles saw that in the fine print an already ugly divorce turned nastier. That’s when he took steps toward filing a lawsuit against his employer.
Baylor, of course, backed down from those restrictions and the lawsuit was dropped. Briles, who lives in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, near Austin, has hired a powerful agent — Jimmy Sexton — with eyes on landing a good job for next season.
I don’t know if that’ll work. But if the threat of Briles does nothing more than gain a few more concessions for another of Sexton’s clients, Jimmy will count it as time well spent.