Baylor assistants Briles, Wallis, suspended for Lamar game

Published 7:32 pm Friday, September 11, 2015

WACO (AP) — Baylor offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, the son of head coach Art Briles, was suspended by his father Friday for the No. 4 Bears’ game Saturday against Lamar for committing an NCAA recruiting violation.

Wide receivers coach Tate Wallis also was suspended for the game.

Baylor says the two assistants committed a violation related to evaluations of prospective student-athletes during this past spring recruiting period. Neither coach is permitted to be at McLane Stadium on Saturday.

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The 32-year-old Kendal Briles is in his first full season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was promoted by his father at the end of last season to replace Philip Montgomery, who left to become Tulsa’s head coach.

Art Briles says the two assistants “cooperated fully throughout this process and they will resume their coaching duties next week.

The last month is been a difficult one for Baylor football off the field.

The school is investigating the handling of a sexual assault accusation against a former football player who was convicted last month in Waco and sentenced to 6 months in jail. Art Briles was been criticized for accepting Sam Ukwuachu into his program as a transfer after the defensive end was dismissed from Boise State for disciplinary issues.