Report: Ex-Baylor HC Art Briles 'Very Interested' in Coaching Football in ItalyJuly 23, 2018
Art Briles could be on the verge of coaching football again.
The former Baylor coach reportedly is "very interested" in coaching a football team based in Florence, Italy, per Mac Engel of the Star-Telegram. Briles has been unable to find coaching work following his firing from Baylor after allegedly helping cover up widespread acts of sexual abuse by players on the Bears football roster.
A deal is reportedly "in the works."
American football is not nearly as popular in Italy but might be Briles' only avenue to return to coaching. He was briefly hired by a Canadian football team last year before backlash caused them to sever ties.
Baylor paid Briles $17.9 million as part of a buyout agreement when he was let go. Briles has maintained he did not help cover up any acts of impropriety by Baylor football players. He coached the Bears from 2008-2015.