Good article about the situation in Forbes this morning. There will be outcry about this. It's actually already started. This pig is going to be coaching CHILDREN.
While Mount Vernon doesn't look proud hiring Briles on a late Friday afternoon -- generally, when you release news you hope no one will notice -- its news release belies chest-thumping pride in having the Great Art Briles in its family. The school board voted unanimously to hire him.
Boy, there's a lot to unpack in that statement, isn't there? What exactly were the "earnest conversations" about? And how is it a superintendent and school board determined a coach with a demonstrated history of choosing winning over anything, including the good conduct of his players, had the kind of life experience they want high schoolers to experience? Perhaps the answer comes in invoking former Baylor coach Grant Teaff in the press release[.]
"The district administration includes a Title IX coordinator and regular professional development with Title IX training for staff and administrators."
That portion of the news release is what we in the business like to call "butt-covering." If it turns out Briles again is in the middle of scandal, Mount Vernon can point to this release and say Grant Teaff and a bunch of other people said he was OK, and we have Title IX people, so, hey, we tried.