Art Briles resigns from Grambling State

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Art Briles, the embattled former Baylor offensive coordinator, resigned four days after being hired.

No specifics were provided by a Grambling State representative to the News-Star on Monday.

"Thank you for the opportunity to coach at Grambling State University," Briles stated.

"Sadly, I believe that my ongoing presence will distract you and your team, which I do not want. I adore the university and the players."

Grambling authorities confirmed Briles as offensive coordinator on Thursday. Coach Hue Jackson and his foundation endorsed the new hire Monday morning.

Briles was fired after an internal investigation of the university's handling of numerous sexual assault complaints, including those against football players during Briles' tenure.

In August 2021, the NCAA absolved Briles of any NCAA infractions but criticised his behaviour at Baylor.

Jackson will be looking for his third offensive coordinator. Earlier this month, Ted White became the Texans' quarterbacks coach.

A former UL System Board member, Mimi Methvin, called Briles' hire "concerning" on Friday.

Last year, the UL System began including a Title IX clause in all new hiring term sheets or contracts.

The clause compels workers to notify the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinator of any known sexual misconduct breaches.

"The UL System's nine institutions have mostly female students," Methvin stated.

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