Auburn will not consider former Baylor head coach Art Briles for its vacant offensive coordinator position, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Briles coached new Tigers QB Jarrett Stidham at Baylor, but that won’t be enough to put him in the running for the job. McMurphy also reported that the search is “wide open,” and that the new coordinator will be completely in charge of the offense.
Art Briles will not be considered for Auburn OC job, source told @ESPN. Job is "wide open & (new OC) will run the offense,” source said
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 12, 2017
Former offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee took the same position at UConn on Wednesday.
Briles and his son, Kendal, have been linked to Auburn because of the Stidham connection. Kendal was Stidham’s offensive coordinator in Waco, but has taken a job with Lane Kiffin at FAU.
Baylor fired the elder Briles in May after an investigation by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton found that the Bears football staff mishandled allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence by football players.