This is going to be an epic NFL Sunday, and I have the feeling it could be a more epic three or four weeks as well.
Jason La Canfora is reporting that Baylor head coach Art Briles is open to a move to the NFL to coach his former quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Briles of course just signed a new 10 year extension at Baylor, and has been mentioned several times in regards to the Texas Lonhorns job.
Briles, who is currently focused on recruiting at the school, would have interest in the Redskins’ job under certain circumstances, sources said, and some believe he could put together an NFL-caliber staff as well, without having to overly rely on his contemporaries at Baylor. Snyder is widely expected to fire coach Mike Shanahan at the end of the season, with his team again at the bottom of the NFL East standings and Shanahan’s relations with RG3 in tatters and issues with his staff, and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in particular, no secret at Redskins Park.
Griffin and his parents are big supporters of Briles and clearly a big part of the Redskins’ job will be getting the franchise quarterback back to the level at which he played in 2012, when he spearheaded an improbable run of seven-straight victories to get Washington a division title. It was the lone bright spot since Shanahan took over the team.
While Briles has no NFL experience, La Canfora reports that Briles could easily surround himself with good coaches, especially a high level defensive coordinator.