Baylor coach Art Briles admits to not filling out Coaches Poll ballot
Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles admitted on Monday that he did not cast his vote in the final college football Coaches Poll of the 2008 season, rather he passed the task along to a staffer in the football office, according to David Ubben of Fox Sports Southwest.
On Briles' final ballot that season, Oklahoma was given the top spot in the country, while Texas received No. 5, despite the Longhorns winning the head-to-head match up against the Sooners in Dallas, 45-35.
Oklahoma and Texas, both fellow Big 12 members at the time, had one-loss records at the end of that year.
Briles on voting Texas No. 5 and OU No. 1 in 2008: "I didn't vote on that poll. I passed it on to somebody in the office."— David Ubben (@davidubben) November 17, 2014
Briles on passing his ballot: "I've done it that way every year. If they ask me not to vote again, I'm fine with it."— David Ubben (@davidubben) November 17, 2014
Art Briles is one of a whole bunch of coaches who don't fill out their ballot. Might be the only one in history to be honest about it.— David Ubben (@davidubben) November 17, 2014
Oklahoma would go on to play in the BCS Championship Game after that season, losing 24-14 to the Florida Gators and Tim Tebow. Texas would end up earning a bid to the Fiesta Bowl, where they defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes, 24-21.
- Jack Jorgensen