College football just got a major shakeup ahead of Memorial Day weekend as one of the sports' most successful coaches lost his job.
According to multiple media reports, the Baylor Bears have fired head coach Art Briles, who has failed to adequately monitor and police his football program, which has been involved in rampant sexual violence scandals during his tenure.
This past season, Baylor finished 10–3 and won the Russell Athletic Bowl amid a host of injuries to their quarterbacks.
In 2013, Briles led Baylor to one of the best seasons in school history as the Bears finished with a school-record 11 wins and the Big 12 crown—their first conference title since winning their last outright Southwest Conference title in 1980. They also earned a berth in the Fiesta Bowl.
In 2014, Briles' Bears finished with another 11-win season and repeated as Big 12 Co-Champions and earned a spot in the Cotton Bowl. Briles was recognized as a finalist for 2014 coach of the year honors by the Bobby Dodd Trophy and Eddie Robinson Award, and was named the 2014 Big 12 Coach of the Year by the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Briles is learning the hard way that failure to monitor one's program should not be tolerated.