Art, they hardly knew ye.

Ah, well.  The dream is over.

Four days after announcing Art Briles as Grambling State’s new offensive coordinator, the embattled former football coach at Baylor resigned.

A Grambling State spokesperson told the News-Star on Monday that Briles had resigned but offered no details.

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of your coaching staff at Grambling State University,” Briles said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I feel that my continued presence will be a distraction to you and your team, which is the last thing that I want. I have the utmost respect the university, and the players.”

At least he respects somebody.

Grambling athletic director Trayvean Scott told ESPN Thursday that it took him 10 days of researching before supporting the decision to hire Briles.

“I think the guy just wants to coach and lead men,” Scott told ESPN when asked specifically about what made him comfortable about hiring Briles when many other schools and organizations weren’t. “We’re not talking about a perfect situation or devaluing things done in the past and how it has has affected people. He’s sympathetic and empathetic about what went on.”

He probably spent the entire ten days looking for a single statement from Briles expressing remorse for what happened under his watch at Baylor.

We can only hope that this whole experience hasn’t re-traumatized the victims.  Well, except for Briles, who can go screw himself.  Now, on to getting Scott and Jackson to explain coherently what they were thinking in the first place besides just win, baby.

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25 responses to “Art, they hardly knew ye.

  1. NotMyCrossToBear

    Briles is sympathetic and empathetic after everything came to light, not so much while his players were assaulting college girls. Fuck Briles, fuck Hue, and fuck Grambling for even trying this.

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  2. mwodieseldawg

    Let’s see Saban rehab that radioactive pos.

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  3. jhorne2000

    Another win for social media outrage !

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    • You sound re-traumatized.

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    • I’m guessing it wasn’t social media outrage, per se…. I’m guessing it was more good, old-fashioned “people with sense in powerful and influential positions expressing in no uncertain terms that they wouldn’t stand for this crap” outrage that won out.

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      • jhorne2000

        You should take your crusade on the road and make sure he doesn’t get a job anywhere. It’s the new American Way.

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      • jhorne2000

        You should take your crusade on the road and make sure he doesn’t get a job anywhere. It’s the new American Way.

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      • jhorne2000

        Right , Jared. There’s a lot of that going around these days. Like Greg Schiano right ?

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        • godawgs1701

          Ooops. Forgot to change sock puppet screen names. I love when someone posts that allowing campus rape is bad and brand new characters show up in the comments to suggest that it’s not so bad.

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          • jhorne2000

            I’ve been around a while , look me up.

            And, I’ll take a page from Senator’s book here and challenge your reading comprehension.

            I’ve only suggested that social media outrage wins again, as it did with Greg Schiano and Tennessee.

            These days it’s not cool to be the least outraged in the room , I get it.

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        • I’m not sure I understand your point. Allow me to clarify mine:

          I think Art Briles would still have his job if people with money and influence related to Grambling were sending a big “thumbs up” to Hue Jackson — regardless of how much “social media outrage” there was.

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          • jhorne2000

            That’s laughable. If the people with money and influence could get an offensive mind like Briles without any pushback , they would do so in a New York minute.

            Pretty sure Senator would agree with this : it’s all about the wins and money unless somebody is asking , then of course it’s only about the kids.

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  4. Harold Miller

    No matter how it went down. The right thing happened after a very wrong hire. For Art Briles, the stench of what is didn’t do at Baylor, is basically a face tattoo.

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  5. Harold Miller

    What he didn’t do at Baylor. Argh!!

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  6. godawgs1701

    “He’s sympathetic and empathetic about what went on.”

    Yeah? Because I haven’t seen those quotes. Also, “what went on” is an interesting way to sum up the Baylor situation. I guess “He’s sympathetic and empathetic about turning a blind eye to accusations of rape while allowing the accused rapists to continue playing for him in service to winning above the safety of women on his campus” was too wordy.

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  7. theorginaldawgabides

    They’ve moved on from Briles, but now the story is Hue Jackson’s sham of a foundation that put out that press release yesterday.

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  8. whb209

    Briles was/is coaching high school football somewhere.
    How can that be OK?

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  9. 123 Fake St

    Hue Jackson says the NFL is racist for not hiring black men for top coordinator and head coaching positions.
    Hue Jackson then hires the most radioactive coach out there and he’s white! 🤣😂🤣

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    • godawgs1701

      Think you got your Black coaches mixed up there. Brian Flores is the coach suing the NFL with accusations of racial prejudice in the hiring process for head coaching positions. Hue Jackson backed up Flores’ claim that he was offered money to tank by saying that the Browns also asked him to tank when he was the coach in Cleveland, but Jackson is not party to the lawsuit and did not claim racism was why he was fired.

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      • 123 Fake St

        Where did I say Hue was suing the NFL? You don’t watch ESPN ? This MF tried to hire Art Briles after accusing the NFL of racism. 🤡

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