Former Baylor football coach Art Briles was hired as an offensive assistant by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com
Former Baylor football coach Art Briles was hired as an offensive assistant by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

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Art Briles’ new coaching job brings immediate scorn

By Stefan Stevenson

sstevenson@star-telegram.com

August 28, 2017 11:42 AM

UPDATED August 28, 2017 11:56 AM

Art Briles is coaching again. And many aren’t happy about it.

The former Baylor head football coach was hired as an offensive assistant by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Former SMU coach June Jones is the Hamilton head coach.

The #Ticats have added Art Briles to the team's coaching staff as Assistant Head Coach Offence.



DETAILS > https://t.co/DveqPBdxpi pic.twitter.com/zctXJrhk9k

— Hamilton Tiger-Cats (@Ticats) August 28, 2017

Briles was fired from Baylor in May 2016 after a sexual assault scandal enveloped the program.

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Briles’ past wasn’t addressed in Hamilton’s release, which drew derision from some on social media. Jones joined the Hamilton staff as an assistant earlier in the month and was named the head coach four days ago. He coached SMU from 2008-14 and Hawaii from 1999-07.

Any half decent company, team, etc. would address the obvious elephant in the room. Now instead they get the horrific tweets aimed their way

— John Solano (@Solano_56) August 28, 2017

I am the father of a daughter and I will not be supporting this hire. As a result I will not be attending anymore games.

— oskee-eddie (@oskeeeddie) August 28, 2017

This man enabled the rape of dozens of women, destroying many lives. Shame on you Hamilton Tiger cats!

— Joe Rodriguez (@joethebeckfan) August 28, 2017

I'm absolutely ashamed to be a fan of this team.

— Bart Fargo (@AgentBartFargo) August 28, 2017

Art Briles confident he’ll coach again despite Baylor scandal

The former Baylor football coach attended the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp practice on Tuesday, watching from owner Jerry Jones’ tower, and met with reporters for about six minutes afterward. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner)

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Stefan Stevenson: 817-390-7760, @StevensonFWST