Report: Art Briles would accept job at Texas


The University of Texas made the decision to part ways with Mack Brown weeks ago, now they must find a new head football coach for the 2014 season.

One of the hot names on the Longhorns list is Baylor coach Art Briles. And if reports from the American Statesman are to be believed the current Baylor Bears head coach would welcome a move to Austin.

The search is not just limited to Briles as the Longhorns are said to have spoken with Louisville headman Charlie Strong.

The American-Statesman has also confirmed previously published reports that Louisville’s Charlie Strong has officially interviewed with Patterson at an undisclosed location. But Patterson told Strong that the athletic director planned to visit with other candidates to replace Mack Brown as well.

Briles signed a ten year extension with Baylor in November which will pay him $4 million a season. That deal also calls for a buyout of at-least $4 million. The buyout number is not expected to matter to Texas who again ranked as one of the wealthiest schools in the nation.

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