Originally Posted by Jetsfan95
Briles was surprisingly passed over for big-name vacancies like Auburn and Wisconsin and he is sort of stuck in the mud in the Big 12; Baylor is never going to have the talent to consistently beat Texas, Oklahoma, Ok State, and K-State. He could make the jump for a change of scenery. If we have to make him the HC, I'm fine with that too
When he leaves Waco, it will be for the Texas job.
- Leaving for Wisconsin in the boring B10 would not help him get that job. Ohio State and Michigan are and will be the premier jobs in the b10. Plus, recruiting kids out of the Midwest to play his offense would be hard. Texas high school players - in particular QBs - are better for his system. In Texas, there are great recruits learning the spread beginning in the 8th grade. I am visiting Dallas for the holidays. The schools in this area each have nine coaches for the varsity football teams. The state title game last week drew 48,000+ fans. Believe it or not, that crowd did NOT break the record.
- Auburn is NOT a great job. Auburn fans think that they are a premier program like Bama. They are not. They will always be second to the Tide. With a chip on their shoulder, their fans lash out at the coach and force a firing at the first sign of a problem.
Bottom line, the Baylor job is better than the Wisconsin or Auburn job for him.