Former Baylor football coach Art Briles told the Birmingham Football Coaching Clinic Friday that he wants to coach for "another decade," according to a report on AL.com.
He said that he does not plan to coach during the coming season, but said that he may be involved in coaching "in some capacity."
According to the report:
"It might be as a volunteer, or it might be as a consultant," Briles said. "There are a lot of different opportunities, but we'll just have to see if that's what it leads to. This is the first time in my life that I've ever been open and free because I started coaching before I graduated college."
Briles also said that "My main focus has been to help those who were with me land on their feet. ... My main focus, honestly, this year has been to make sure they can continue doing what they love doing and provide for their families. ... I'm hoping that everything works out for them first."
Last month, Briles released a statement defending his reputation in Baylor's sexual abuse scandal and asked regents to “remember the importance of thorough investigations with full transparency.”
“Let me be clear,” Briles wrote. “I did not cover up sexual violence. I had no contact with anyone that claimed to be a victim of sexual or domestic assault. Anyone well-versed in my work as a coach knows that I strove to promote excellence but never at the sacrifice of safety for anyone. I did not obstruct justice on campus or off.”
Briles was fired in May. In an October lawsuit, he accused three regents and a senior administrator of libel, slander and conspiracy in the wake of a settlement Briles reached with the school in the summer.