Amid Fan Ire, Southern Miss Passes on Briles

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After news broke that the University of Southern Mississippi was interviewing former Baylor head coach Art Briles for its offensive coordinator job, fans of the program were split. Some were excited that a former Power 5 head coach could potentially help create a strong program at USM. Others were adamantly against hiring a coach who had been dismissed amid an investigation of sexual assaults among players in his program.

In the wake of Briles’ 2016 firing at Baylor, an independent investigation found that Briles and members of his staff failed to report allegations of sexual assault to authorities.

Despite that, the Sun Herald reports that Briles interviewed with head coach Jay Hopson for the offensive coordinator position on Monday, and was later introduced to the team.

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