Briles out, Grobe in at Baylor
The Baylor football team has a new coach as Art Briles has been fired and Jim Grobe will be taking over.
Following an investigation into the program and school’s mishandling of sexual assault cases, Briles was fired late last week and athletic director Ian McCaw stepped down on Monday. It was also announced on Monday that the school his hiring Grobe as its interim coach for the upcoming season.
“We understand and accept this difficult decision by Ian McCaw to resign as athletic director and are grateful for his service to Baylor University,” the board of regents said in a statement. “We also appreciate Ian's commitment and involvement in bringing a person of integrity such as Jim Grobe to the University before making this decision.”
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Baylor is currently listed with odds of 35/1 to win the College Football Playoffs. Alabama is currently the favorite with 7/1 odds while Clemson and Ohio State each have 15/2 odds.
Baylor went 65-37 under Briles, who coached the team from 2008-2015. Baylor won at least 10 games the last three years and won two Big 12 titles in that span. Grobe was the head coach at Wake Forest from 2001-13. He went 77-82 in that time with one division title. He finished with five straight losing seasons.