Former Baylor coach Art Briles believes that he will coach football again.
Briles was a guest at Houston Texans practice on Tuesday, and he spoke to the media about his desire to find a new job in coaching. Briles was fired after an investigation led by Pepper Hamilton revealed a systematic failure in the football program’s response to sexual assault allegations.
Despite his firing after unprecedented on-field success at Baylor, Briles has yet to admit to specific wrongdoings involving the Baylor scandal. He doubled down on his stance Tuesday.
“I’ve been in it 38 years, and I’ve done, you know, lived the right way for 60 years of my life. I’ve never done anything illegal, immoral, unethical.”
He went on:
“I’m excited about coaching again, I really am, because you know, if you lose your dog, all of a sudden, you’re looking around hollering for him. Just stay up late at night, looking for him. I’ve lost my dog. My dog’s football. I’m ready to go find it again.”
Back in June, Briles said in his first public statement:
“After 38 years of coaching, I have certainly made mistakes and, in hindsight, I would have done certain things differently. I always strive to be a better coach, a better father and husband, and a better person.”
He later spoke out about Baylor before settling with the school on June 17 and admitting “serious shortcomings” in a joint statement with the university.
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