Baylor Bears football coach Art Briles has a new 10-year contract with the college football team that has taken from perennial Big 12 loser to the conference’s lone remaining undefeated team.
According to what YouWager experts learned, Briles is really “humbled and blessed” by the new deal, which goes into effect after this season.
The Bears regents approved the deal Wednesday. Financial terms weren’t revealed, which has always been a standard policy for the private university. A source has learned that the deal will put the 57 year-old coach in the top third of Big 12 coaches in average annual pay.
A reputable newspaper reported that Briles will make more than $4 million next season.
When the Texas native made it to Baylor in November 2007, the Bears had just finished their 12th consecutive losing season under four coaches since the inception of the Big 12.
Briles is 41-30 with the Bears, which are 8-0 this college football season for the first time in school history.
Baylor is currently fifth in the BCS standings and have won a school-record 12 games in a row. Briles’ fast-paced spread offense has turned the team into a national title contender this season. The Bears are averaging 61 points, on pace to break a major college football record.