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Baylor’s Briles says he’s staying put

Posted January 3rd, 2014

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Baylor’s Art Briles will not be Texas’ next coach.

Briles released a statement this morning, saying he was staying put:

“I have no desire to pursue other coaching positions,” Briles said. “As I’ve said many times, I am both humbled and honored to be the head coach at Baylor University, and believe we have something special going here. I look forward to leading the Bears onto the field next fall at McLane Stadium and defending our Big 12 championship that our players and coaches worked so hard to win this season.

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“There is tremendous excitement for our program’s future, and I look forward to many more great seasons at Baylor,” he added. “There is tremendous commitment from our University leadership, athletic administration, coaches and student-athletes — it truly is a great time to be a Baylor Bear.”

Baylor lost to Central Florida 52-42 Wednesday night in the Fiesta Bowl.

Texas men’s athletic director Steve Patterson told reporters Monday night that he wanted to have a coach in place before Jan. 15, the end of the NCAA’s dead period for recruiting.

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