(November 28, 2007)--Houston football coach Art Briles is next to take on the task of pulling Baylor out of the Big 12 basement.
Briles today confirmed he was leaving -- in a news conference in
Houston after meeting with his players.
Briles will replace coach Guy Morriss, who was fired earlier
this month after the Bears completed their 12th straight losing
Briles says life is full of decisions, and sometimes you have to
look at things from a professional, personal standpoint.
Briles, who turns 52 on Monday, had four years left on his
Houston contract with a base salary of $900,000 annually.
The Houston Chronicle reports Briles will get a seven-year
contract for about 1.8 million dollars per season.
Briles was 34-28 in five seasons at Houston -- with only one
Briles, who was a four-year UH letterman as a receiver and
played in the 1976 Cotton Bowl, spent three seasons as running
backs coach at Texas Tech.
His previous head coaching job had been at Stephenville High
School, where in 12 seasons he was 136-29-2 and won four Texas