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Another Coach goes douche on a reporter. Briles of Baylor yesterday

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by GRUDGE, Oct 16, 2011.


    GRUDGE Member

    One of my readers sent this to me. Thought you all would find this interestng. A writer from the Bryan College Station paper asked a question of Griffin III.

    Briles jumps in. Video of that jerk. Why didn't the rest of the media just go?

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Oh, yea, what awful behavior.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Art Briles = dick
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    That's "going douche?" And where should the rest of the media have "just gone?"

    I don't understand this post.
  5. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Briles is a pretty good guy. Any dealing I've had with him was professional. I'm inclined to submit this episode to the "BFD" file.
  6. That was pretty high school.

    Never dealt with Briles, but that's generally not the way a professional behaves.
  7. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    I understand your point, pompano. I interpreted the OP equating this to Spurrier-Morris. If I'm wrong, so be it.

    Haven't most of us been involved in herds when something similar to this happened? I have more times than I can remember.
  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Well, then "the pack" should have stood up to said coaches.

    Because every time you don't, the readership takes it for granted that the coach was in the right. See Spurrier, Steve.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It appears on the video that they did. But once Briles sent Griffin back to the locker room, what could they really do?
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I think Spurrier-Morris was way more understandable than this. The guy asked a question. It wasn't a loaded question. It was a question that only Griffin and Sherman could answer. It was a simple question that had no real meaning. Likely, the answer would have been, "Coach Sherman just told me that he thought we were a tough team and I was a tough player, and I thanked him for that."
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I think the answer was going to be this:
    "Coach Sherman told me that he was right when he said I couldn't win a Heisman at Baylor, especially under a coach like Coach Briles, who can't spell defense. And he's right."
  12. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    That seemed extremely out of character for Briles. Like most coaches, he's always a bit more straightforward after a loss, but is usually still forthcoming and not one to shy away from questions. And, I'm not saying he hasn't, but I've never seen him prevent a player from answering questions, especially not a man that Baylor is trying to push for Heisman. You don't want to hurt the player's chance because the coach has an attitude.
    I know the guy who asked the question very well, and he's a pro. One of the nicest guys ever in this business, and not one to ever to hang a player/coach, etc.
    In fact, the sider he wrote on the game, was an article praising Griffin's work that day.
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