Coach Said / Coach Said…. He Said / She Said.

    Art Briles
    BobLee
    August21/ 2015

    The latest College Football thug-alete “he said/she said” has a quite bizarre “coach said/coach said” component.

    These things are getting more and more convoluted.  This is probably the last one of these yucky things we’ll read about…. right?   OK…. maybe the last one TODAY…. maybe.

    Art Briles has a “Fine Christian man” persona at “Fine Christian Baylor University (where WNBA’s Glory’s “spouse for a week” Brittany spent three years “in the closet” at her coach’s insistence).   That Baylor.  Also That Baylor where as basketball player killed a teammate a few years ago and the MBB coach tried unsuccessfully to cover that up.

    As you read this “humdinger” keep in mind the “last chance to turn their lives around” reasoning (excuse) that many Big Time College coaches use to explain why they recruit “loose AfAm hand grenades from bad situations” and turn them loose on a middle-class white campus to “turn their lives around”…. while helping us win football games on Fall Saturdays.   It is a fox / hen house scenario where the maladjusted fox simply does what it’s been raised to do – prey on chickens.  So, who is “to blame” –  the fox – the chicken – the coach – OR the fans that say Win Coach or you’re fired ???

    How many assaulted coeds are acceptable “collateral damage” for Your School to have a winning football program? ……

    If one of them is Your Daughter?

    Maybe Head Coaches like Jimbo Fisher and Art Briles should announce each Fall at Freshman Orientation that ….. “We have recruited a dozen or so rather unstable young men with a documented tendency of violence towards women.  Please do not tempt them or rile’em up in any way so they don’t GO BOOM; but simply help us defeat our rivals’ collection of equally unstable young men with documented tendency towards violence…. especially towards coeds.  Your cooperation will be appreciated…. GO TEAM!  

    In this case, do you believe Briles would accept a transfer from Boise State WITHOUT knowing the specifics of why the kid was dismissed from Boise?  Art is asking us to believe he did.   Chris Peterson is saying “…. I told him exactly why”.

    FWIW…. I’m going with Coach Peterson on this one/  How about you?

    If I recall Art Briles talked himself into a corner last December over Baylor not getting onto the Playoffs.   Is Art Briles “a Roy” when it comes to his mouth getting him into tyrouble?  Sounds like it.

    Have you seen ANY evidence that these Bad Boy Episodes are diminishing at all.   Those “dawn patrol” wind sprints and push-ups don’t seem to be answer…. huh.

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    Chris Petersen: I told Art Briles about Sam Ukwuachu’s violent past

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13484043/chris-petersen-says-told-baylor-bears-coach-art-briles-sam-ukwuachu-violent-past

     

    Washington head coach Chris Petersen issued a statement Friday saying that he informed Baylor’s Art Briles about why defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was dismissed at Boise State.

    “After Sam Ukwuachu was dismissed from the Boise State football program and expressed an interest in transferring to Baylor, I initiated a call with coach Art Briles. In that conversation, I thoroughly apprised Coach Briles of the circumstances surrounding Sam’s disciplinary record and dismissal,” said Petersen, who was Boise State’s coach at the time.

    Briles said in a news conference Friday morning that he had no knowledge of Ukwuachu’s violent past at Boise StateSam Ukwuachu.

    Ukwuachu was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a former Baylor women’s soccer player at his Waco apartment. Ukwuachu has said the encounter was consensual.

    The defensive end transferred from Boise State in 2013 after being dismissed for unspecified reasons but never played for Baylor. He was ineligible in 2013 and suspended in 2014.

    A Baylor official testified that the school investigated the woman’s complaint but didn’t find enough evidence “to move forward.”

    Contributing: The Associated Press

    Art Briles’ future at Baylor now in doubt.  LINK.

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    BobLee
    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      Baylor president, Ken Starr, (yes THAT Ken Starr) released a statement which sounded remarkably like it could have come from from the Smurf’s mouth or any other official from the NCAA or any member school. Same ole, same ole:
      “After consulting with the Baylor Board of Regents, the Executive Council and our academic leadership, this afternoon I called for a comprehensive internal inquiry into the circumstances associated with this case and the conduct of the various offices involved. The inquiry will be led by Jeremy Counseller, Professor of Law at Baylor Law School, Baylor’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the Big 12 Conference and NCAA and a former Assistant District Attorney. Mr. Counseller will engage others in his review as he deems appropriate and will submit his report directly to me at the conclusion of his inquiry. After an analysis of his report, I will determine what additional action to take.”

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        The comparison to UNC is a natural one to make… UNC Admin questioning a seemingly weasel worded comment by their Head Coach. Allowing that Briles COULD BE correct that Boise did NOT tell him about the transfer… which does not absolve Briles of not doing a true due diligence on him. … Lets see what the Baylor investigation reveals…

    • CPR Reply
      4 years ago

      There was a time when I had the highest respect for Art when he was at Stephenville High. Not so anymore. I believe Coach Peterson. Baylor crew too much about winning now. “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        For you to say that is a BIG DEAL. What does Sonny think about this? Baylor has invested way too much $$$ in being BIG TIME to step back now. 🙁

    • thailand Reply
      4 years ago

      Just read in the (financial section?) where NFL players are advising the rookies to get “fall guys” to avoid going to jail…..23 NFL players have been arrested since the Super Bowl and that is with the “fall guy” program in place? My UTenn friend a few years ago spoke of a two-deep roster of present/past UTenn football players who have been to or are in jail…..

      Miss the Sheridan Days at State–embarrass the program and you are out…..The “fired if you lose”, though, does put a heap of pressure on the multi-million dollar coaches…..juggling hand-grenades a bigger issue than making sure the kids get a “world-class education” 🙂

      Remember being involved in an “up-lift” program down at Chavis Heights in Raleigh, playing basketball on concrete courts with the neighborhood kids–some future college football/basketball players…..A go-to jersey (in demand as much as a pair of Michael Jordans) was an orange half shirt cut away from a Raleigh jailhouse jump-suit…..Tough outlook for those unfortunate kids and a scary outlook for the pretty boosters’ daughters strolling down walkways from libraries to off-campus eateries and bars…..Alas….

      Wonder when/where the next ACC grenade will go off…..Likely some upscale hotel off campus….. Or maybe a BB gun war in West Raleigh…. 🙂

      From Thailand we’re dodging bombs/grenades too…..My guess is an Islamic thug–retaliation by Chinese Uighurs (Muslims) for the Thai government deporting Uighur refugees back to China…..My Thai wife says–“Oh no, not ‘Mushrooms’ again….. Pretty girls/happy tourists all the same to that breed…..

      From Pattaya

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        I recall Sheridan suspending a 1st string WR – Naz Worthen – for “being somewhere he should not have been” when a late-night fracas broke out. I already liked Dick before then. I REALLY liked him after that…. There WILL BE more incidents of varying seriousness. These kids have been living in one “law of the streets” system their whole lives… and get dropped over-night in to a totally different one. Put under stress they revert to instinct.
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        The #s of FB/MBB arrests keep going up at SEC schools and at SEC wannabees (like ACC). Won’t stop until priorities are REALLY changed.

    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      No surprise here. We know this much, either Art of Chris is not telling the truth. How about the former Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader, Holly Shattuck, convicted of raping a 15 year old boy? She was sentenced to spend 48 weekends in jail. Huh? It is hard to imagine a man raping a 15 year old girl and only have to spend weekends in jail as punishment.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        The reason I believe Chris is: why would Art accept a transfer without knowing “why he was available”. He might say “Our program can save him” or some such BS, but he HAS to know the kid’s prior circumstance. Unless Art is like The Butcher and has no idea what is going on with his team.

    • 58wolf kennel Reply
      4 years ago

      BL, this is a test that your system is working. It’s also a statement that these incidents occur all too often. Of course when we went to State in the late ’50’s, there were only 10 women students, and one of those was the “wolfgal” :+))

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        It IS working BK. Your thoughts on the Team Chaplain article ??

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