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Redskins likely to pursue Baylor's Art Briles if/when Shanahan is fired

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    The Washington Redskins are expected to pursue Baylor's Art Briles should they fire Mike Shanahan, according to league sources.

    Not only are the strugging Redskins (3-10) losing, there also is a fractured relationship between coach Mike Shanahan and ownership. With Shanahan's partnership with quarterback Robert Griffin III also in peril, the club is likely to part with Shanahan, perhaps as soon as Monday. Once that happens, several league sources believe Baylor's Art Briles will be one of their targets.

    Briles coached Griffin in college and maintains a strong connection with the QB and his family. While Briles recently agreed to an extension to remain at the school, it doesn't render a move to the NFL impossible. Briles proved uniquely able to handle Griffin's ego, unique playing style and health concerns while at Baylor, and also managed Griffin's parents and inner-circle, who have gone public at times -- voicing issues with Shanahan.

    Shanahan, who has one year left on his contract, absorbed a 45-10 loss on Sunday at home, before a very sparse crowd at FedEx Field. Owner Daniel Snyder, who has a very strong relationship with Griffin, could have a difficult time finding his next head coach. Snyder's repeated failures with hires have devalued the job, leading to "by default" hires like Jim Zorn. And Griffin, viewed as the organization's prized asset, undoubtedly will have some voice in the process (Snyder has long empowered certain players well beyond the norm throughout his checkered NFL history).

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer...s-griffins-college-coach-if-shanahan-is-fired
    [IMG]Art Briles was RG3's coach at Baylor. (USATSI)
    The Washington Redskins are expected to pursue Baylor's Art Briles should they fire Mike Shanahan, according to league sources.
    Not only are the strugging Redskins (3-10) losing, there also is a fractured relationship between coach Mike Shanahan and ownership. With Shanahan's partnership with quarterback Robert Griffin III also in peril, the club is likely to part with Shanahan, perhaps as soon as Monday. Once that happens, several league sources believe Baylor's Art Briles will be one of their targets.
    Briles coached Griffin in college and maintains a strong connection with the QB and his family. While Briles recently agreed to an extension to remain at the school, it doesn't render a move to the NFL impossible. Briles proved uniquely able to handle Griffin's ego, unique playing style and health concerns while at Baylor, and also managed Griffin's parents and inner-circle, who have gone public at times -- voicing issues with Shanahan.
    Shanahan, who has one year left on his contract, absorbed a 45-10 loss on Sunday at home, before a very sparse crowd at FedEx Field. Owner Daniel Snyder, who has a very strong relationship with Griffin, could have a difficult time finding his next head coach. Snyder's repeated failures with hires have devalued the job, leading to "by default" hires like Jim Zorn. And Griffin, viewed as the organization's prized asset, undoubtedly will have some voice in the process (Snyder has long empowered certain players well beyond the norm throughout his checkered NFL history).
  2. Aikbach

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    Lol, yeah, that's worked out so well for them in the past with Spurrier. It's a good rumor mill foder for people that know nothing about the man. Until Washington DC relocates to Texas you won't get a 58 year old man to come hold his former player's hand in the NFL.
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  3. jimmy40

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    can't see Briles mixing well with Washington DC. No way this happens
  4. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    They are gonna hire a coach just because he coached their golden boy in college?

    What about the other 52 guys on the roster.

    God I Hope This Is True.
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  5. worn

    worn Benched

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    wouldn't it be to funny if he went

    they look like brothers

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  6. JPM

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    Not just coached, but "handled" his ego, his parents, and his entourage. Those seem like solid credentials to me.
  7. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    If they get Briles, it would be a bigger mistake than firing Shanahan. He has zero NFL experience and I don't think it would be a good match at all. Art is a Texas guy, he likes to recruit and act as a father figure to his players. He is not a spring chicken either but not Monte old.

    Aside from that, what message does it send to the rest of the team that the new HC was brought in to babysit their most prized possession? That could lead to even further player separations, envy/jealousy and more locker room problems, especially if he continues to stink it up.
  8. jterrell

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    Briles was a far larger threat to go to UT then to the Redskins.

    If he wants an NFL job he'll end up with the Texans and he can caoch Case Keenum who was his neighbor growing up.
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I dunna care! ***my best Scottish accent***
  10. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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  11. worn

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  12. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Strange post, did you read the article? And no big 12 coach is headed to DC, especially not one that has never ever been out of Texas more than a week a year for his entire life.

    Only lol will be ten more years of people chasing Briles' Baylor Bears in the Big 12 standings.
  13. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe anyone could possibly think Briles is going to Washinton. Are people really this clueless?
  14. worn

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    naw just poking the cub AIKBACH
  15. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Worn is the poster formerly known as dart and before that banned under a litany of other names, has a Baylor obsession.
  16. coogrfan

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    I remain firmly convinced that anyone that thinks Briles would never leave Baylor is kidding themselves. Having said that, it won't be for an NFL job. AB is a college guy to the core.

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