Southern Miss head coach Jay Hopson very publicly questions his employer’s decision on Art Briles
This is, uhhh, interesting to say the least.
A short time ago, and amidst reports of an Art Briles interview for the offensive coordinator job, Southern Miss confirmed the meeting but that they informed the disgraced former Baylor head coach that he is no longer a candidate. Not long after, USM head coach Jay Hopson sent out a very strong statement that in one breath said he respected the decision of the university’s administration and in another very publicly disagreed with it.
Below is Hopson’s texted statement, in its entirety and unedited:
Just how Hopson’s employer reacts to being very publicly taken to task by one of its high-profile employees over someone like Briles will be very interesting to watch moving forward.