College football media reacts to Art Briles resigning at Grambling

Days after being announced as the new offensive coordinator at Grambling State, former Baylor coach Art Briles resigned following the backlash.

Last week, Grambling State head coach Hue Jackson made the news by announcing that he is hiring former Baylor head coach Art Briles as his new offensive coordinator. This led to a backlash, considering the sexual assault scandal at Baylor took place with Briles at the helm.

On Monday, a school spokesman confirmed that Briles had resigned days after taking the job of offensive coordinator.

The college football media world reacted to the news.

Art Briles resigns as Grambling State attack coordinator

Shortly after news of his resignation, Briles released the following statement: courtesy of Sports Illustrated.

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be on your coaching staff at Grambling State University,” Briles said in the statement. “Unfortunately, I feel that my constant presence will distract you and your team, which is the last thing I want. I have the utmost respect [for] your university and your players. “

Jackson sent a statement on February 25 via the Hue Jackson Foundation Twitter account defending its decision to hire Briles as its attack coordinator. Doug Williams, Grambling State alum and former quarterback, told the Washington Post that he’s not a fan of hiring and that he can’t support the show.

Briles coached the Baylor football program from 2008 to 2015. After an independent investigation found that Baylor administrators were not properly handling many sexual assault allegations against players , Briles was fired.

This is Briles’ first coaching contract at the collegiate level since he fired Baylor. Now, he has resigned a few days after being given the job.

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