Grambling is targeting Art Bryls as the program’s next offensive coordinator, FootballScoop reported Monday.
No deal has been made so far, but the school hopes to make an announcement this week.
Grambling would be Bryls ’first job in athletics in college since his ouster from Baylor in 2016.
He was briefly hired as the coordinator of the offensive actions of the Canadian Football League Hamilton Tiger-Cats and part of 2019 coached in Italy.
The 66-year-old Bryls spent 2019-20 as the head coach of Mount Vernon High School (Texas). His 2020 team reached the semifinals of Class 3A, Division I, but shortly thereafter he retired and has not coached since.
While Braille remains a persona non grata at the college level after the Baylor sexual violence scandal in 2015, his longtime lieutenants remain a sought-after college sports facility. His son Kendall is the coordinator of the offensive in Arkansas, his son-in-law Jeff Leby is the coordinator of the offensive in Oklahoma, longtime offensive line coach Randy Clements and defense coordinator Phil Bennett are both in North Texas, and longtime strength coach Kaz Kazadi holds work at TCU.
A four-time state champion at Texas High School, Brails became Houston’s head coach in 2003-07 with a score of 34-28 and led Baylor from worst to first, leading the perennial Big 12 back-to-back mat. titles of conferences in 2013-14.
In 2021, the Tigers finished 100th in the national team in terms of points, haste, efficiency of passes and overall attack on the way to the 4-7 finish. Hugh Jackson was hired as the team’s head coach on December 10th.
Last week Grambling became the first branch of athletics enter into a NIL deal that will guarantee payments to all fellow athletes.
As always, stay tuned Scoop for the latter.