Briles no longer candidate for So. Miss coaching job

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (KWTX) One day after it was announced that Art Briles would be interviewing for the vacant offensive coordinator position at Southern Miss, the Conference USA school released a statement confirming that Briles is no longer a candidate.

The statement is listed below.

"We have met with Art Briles regarding a position with the Southern Miss football program. Following that meeting, we informed him that he is not a candidate. The University will have no further comment on this matter."

Moments after that announcement, USM head coach Jay Hopson released a personal statement to WatchStadium reporter Brett McMurphy, highlighting a disagreement in the apparent decision made by university president Dr. Rodney Bennett.