Baylor extends Art Briles’ contract through forever (or 2023)
Baylor's board of regents today extended football coach Art Briles' contract through 2023, when he will be 68.—
Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) November 14, 2013
Art Briles just got himself paid. Briles, who has led the Bears to an 8-0 record and a No. 5 ranking in the BCS, has been at the school 2008 and has a career 41-30 record at Baylor. There have been rumors all year that Texas might be targeting Briles (even if he has no interest in accepting the position) should the job open up in Austin. The new extension should put those rumors to rest.
Under Briles, Baylor has seen a Heisman Trophy winner in Robert Griffin III, three straight bowl appearances and is currently building a new 45,000 capacity on-campus stadium opening in 2014. It’s safe to say the school would like to keep him around, and an extension into a year sci-fi writers were imagining just a few decades ago is a pretty good start.
Baylor plays Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3) on Saturday.
Baylor has given Briles everything he's wanted. New stadium, new offices, new practice facility, raises for him and staff. Chow hall coming.—
John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) November 14, 2013
McCaw also said a new Athletic Dining Hall is not a part of the new contract extension for Art Briles, but, "we're going to get that done."—
David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) November 14, 2013