Former Baylor coach Art Briles reflects on coaching future at UAB clinic

The former Baylor made a surprise appearance at a UAB coaching clinic.

Former Baylor coach Art Briles made a guest appearance at the Birmingham Football Coaching Clinic on Friday, hosted by UAB coach Bill Clark.

The 61-year-old declined to speak on Baylor's ongoing sex scandal — in which victims allege footballplayers committed 52 rapes over a four-year period while Briles was coach — but did reflect on his future in coaching.

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According to, Briles told reporters at the clinic he wanted to coach for 10 more years, at any level, saying he wants to "be able to do what I've done all my life again, which is coach football and be around young people and help young people."

He added that he has been approached for coaching opportunities since his firing by Baylor last May, but said his main focus now is to make sure members of his staff who were with him at Baylor landed on their feet. He said he will not coach this season, but could serve as a consultant.

It appears he served somewhat in that capacity at the Birmingham clinic, allowing coaches to pick his brain. The UAB football program will return for the 2017 season after a two-year hiatus during the 2015 and '16 seasons.

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