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    Interesting Art Briles Story

    I watched an awesome interview on a Fox Sports station last night about Art Briles but I can't find the link anywhere online. I got a new found respect for him after watching it. Pretty crazy that he was a high school coach a little over a decade ago and got his first head coaching job after 3 seasons of college coaching experience.

    "Last Saturday's game against Iowa State University (10/19), marked the anniversary of Briles laying his parents to rest after his mother, father, and aunt died in a car crash on the way to one of his collegiate games at the University of Houston on October 16th, 1976. Briles was a 20 year old wide receiver for the Cougars at the time and following the season, he never played another down of college football returning to his hometown of Rule, Texas to become a fork lift operator. He vowed to never return to the sport again until he realized it was the only way to help him grieve with the past. He became an assistant high school coach and worked his way up the high school ranks leading Stephenville High School to 4 state championships before landing the running backs coaching gig at Texas Tech under Mike Leach in 1999."

    Here is another story about his parents death:
    Baylor football coach shaped by life and death in tiny Texas town | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal



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    Re: Interesting Art Briles Story

    The only Art Briles story I would find interesting is the one where he leaves Baylor and the Big 12 for greener pastures so Baylor returns to being the joke of the conference.


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