Amid a university-wide sexual assault scandal involving apparent cover-ups by the football program, Baylor fired head football coach Art Briles in May.
But Briles’ son, Kendal, has remained in his role as the Bears’ offensive coordinator. He paid tribute to his fired dad during the Bears’ season-opening win against Northwestern State on Friday.
"CAB": Coach Art Briles.
New Baylor head coach Jim Grobe said he had no gripe with the younger Briles’ way of honoring his dad (and Grobe’s predecessor).
Grobe on Kendal Briles writing "CAB" on hands: "If you don't love your dad, something's wrong. I don't have any problems with that at all."— David Ubben (@davidubben) September 3, 2016
Art Briles thinks he can get back into the coaching business after this season. But the law firm Baylor hired to investigate its treatment of sexual assault claims against football players reached some very bad conclusions about his staff’s behavior. (Baylor has released only a summary of the firm’s report.)
For now, Briles is out of coaching. Baylor will move forward with Grobe, at least for this year, and then have more decisions to make in the offseason.