5 Possible Replacements For Art Briles As Baylor Football Coach

By Brad Berreman

In the midst of growing concerns about the type of characters he’s recruiting and sexual assault allegations that have put the program in a bad light, Art Briles has been fired as Baylor football coach. Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett is expected to be named interim head coach, and here are five other possible replacements for Briles in Waco.

5 Possible Replacements For Art Briles As Baylor Football Coach
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5. Mack Brown

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At 64 years old (65 in August), Brown is not a long-term answer. But Baylor should leave no stone unturned, and a coach-in-waiting could be added to Brown's staff if he's willing to commit for a few seasons.

5. Mack Brown

At 64 years old (65 in August), Brown is not a long-term answer. But Baylor should leave no stone unturned, and a coach-in-waiting could be added to Brown's staff if he's willing to commit for a few seasons.

4. Major Applewhite

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Applewhite was an accomplished quarterback under Brown, and he has moved into a solid assistant coaching career. After spending last season as offensive coordinator/QB coach at Houston, Applewhite could listen if Baylor has interest.

4. Major Applewhite

Applewhite was an accomplished quarterback under Brown, and he has moved into a solid assistant coaching career. After spending last season as offensive coordinator/QB coach at Houston, Applewhite could listen if Baylor has interest.

3. Chad Morris

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Morris took over as SMU head coach last season after a nice run as Clemson's offensive coordinator. As an outside candidate that should bring a similar offensive system with him, Morris should become a top candidate at Baylor.

3. Chad Morris

Morris took over as SMU head coach last season after a nice run as Clemson's offensive coordinator. As an outside candidate that should bring a similar offensive system with him, Morris should become a top candidate at Baylor.

2. Tom Herman

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After his first season as head coach at Houston, with a 13-1 record and a bowl win, Herman was a top candidate for virtually every open job in a big conference. A big new contract has to be a factor, but Baylor and Herman look like a good fit.

2. Tom Herman

After his first season as head coach at Houston, with a 13-1 record and a bowl win, Herman was a top candidate for virtually every open job in a big conference. A big new contract has to be a factor, but Baylor and Herman look like a good fit.

1. Philip Montgomery

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Montgomery served as an offensive assistant under Briles at Houston and Baylor for a total of nine seasons. He led Tulsa to a bowl game in his first season as head coach in 2015, but a return to Baylor can't be ruled out.

1. Philip Montgomery

Montgomery served as an offensive assistant under Briles at Houston and Baylor for a total of nine seasons. He led Tulsa to a bowl game in his first season as head coach in 2015, but a return to Baylor can't be ruled out.

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