Friday, January 3, 2014

Neither Jim Mora Jr. nor Art Briles will be the next head coach of Texas.

Texas can mark two name off it's list of potential replacements for former head coach Mack Brown. Both UCLA's Jim Mora Jr. and Baylor's Art Briles say that they are staying put at their respective schools.

Mora told The Los Angeles Times that " “It is always flattering when someone is interested in you. But I am committed to being the UCLA coach.”

Baylor released the following statement from Briles on it's website in regards to "his interest in other college or professional coaching opportunities."

"I have no desire to pursue other coaching positions," Baylor coach Art Briles said. "As I've said many times, I am both humbled and honored to be the head coach at Baylor University, and believe we have something special going here. I look forward to leading the Bears onto the field next fall at McLane Stadium and defending our Big 12 championship that our players and coaches worked so hard to win this season. 

"There is tremendous excitement for our program's future, and I look forward to many more great seasons at Baylor," he added. "There is tremendous commitment from our University leadership, athletic administration, coaches and student-athletes - it truly is a great time to be a Baylor Bear."

Texas had wanted to hire a new head coach by Jan. 15. It may have to wait a little longer to find one. 

 (via ESPN)

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