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Tiger-Cats hire Art Briles

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have announced that they have hired former Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles as their new assistant head coach for offense. Briles, who last had a job at the school in May 2016, joins June Jones staff.

Jones was hired by the team last week after the team went 0-8 to begin the season. The 61-year-old Briles was the Bears head coach from 2008 through 2015.

Art Briles (Getty Images)

Art Briles (Getty Images)

He was fired by the institution after a sexual assault investigation that led to Briles, former Baylor President Kenneth Starr and former Baylor Athletic Director Ian McCaw to losing their jobs. In their release, it did not mention that he was the former Bears head coach.

This is also interesting, as the team made the announcement, according to FootballScoop, as the same day they’re hosting a Women’s Football Clinic. Their clinic, the first-time they’re hosting this year, runs from 6:45 pm to 9 pm this evening.

The Tiger-Cats did say that he guided the team to back-to-back Big 12 Championships in 2013 and 2014. When he took the team to back-to-back New Year’s Day bowl games, it was the first-time in school history.

He was fired following The Pepper Hamilton review as it showcased a culture of sexual violence among the players. Their investigation also showed that the local law enforcement authorities and the football program attempted to cover it up.

As a result of this investigation, the Big 12 Conference is withholding revenue to the school, as they failed the recommendations the report requested.

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