There is a much larger faction of people than you even realize, and a lot of them are big donors.
Here’s my issue, I think you’re over-reacting. And a lot of you guys that are over-reacting are still butt-hurt about the way Briles left us, and I get that.
But at the end of the day, Briles didn’t actually rape anyone. Some of you people are talking like Briles himself went around raping people. It’s not anywhere close to that. He made a stupid, bad decision not to report his players… of course, some would argue that when he was given SECOND HAND information (since Briles himself never actually witnessed anything) then it was only his responsibility to report what he actually KNEW to be true.
In any case, it comes down to a bad ethical choice, but Briles didn’t do anything ILLEGAL.
The people who are supporting the Briles idea want to finally see a coach who would stay at UH. They know that Briles would fit the bill because first of all he would be 62 years old at the time of hiring, and secondly it would be stipulated in his contract with a HUGE buyout.
He took one of the shittiest programs in all of college football and turned them into a powerhouse, with back to back Big12 championships and consistent top 25 rankings.
There are lots of high school coaches in Texas that know Art and want to see him get back on his feet and clear his name. These guys are going to be feeding him players the way they did at Baylor.
You want to beat Herman… you want to throw up a big middle finger F-U to Herman. Bring back Briles and dominate the state of Texas for the next 8-10 years.