CFL team hires former Baylor Football Coach Art Briles

29 August 2017, 12:30 | Kristine Mills

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Art Briles has a coaching job.

Briles, 61, spent 2008 through 2015 as the coach at Baylor before being fired amid a sexual assault scandal in May of 2016.

The former Baylor head coach, who was sacked in 2015 in the wake of a major sexual assault scandal within the Bears' program, has landed an assistant gig in the Canadian Football League.

Two weeks after his lawyer said Art Briles was planning a return, the former Baylor coach has resurfaced in football - north of the border.

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Jones was hired as an assistant for Hamilton on August 2.

Briles has denied covering up the sexual assaults. Jones, a former Hawaii and SMU head coach, was named to the same position with the Tiger-Cats just last week.

"There are significant concerns about the tone and culture within Baylor's football program as it relates to accountability for all forms of student athlete misconduct", reads a press release summarizing the takeaways from Baylor's independent investigation into the expansive rape scandal. Briles and Jones will be responsible for improving the CFL's worst offense. Former Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge announced the league would not allow another team to sign Cox despite him being found not guilty.

Hamilton (0-8) is the CFL's only winless team.



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