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  • 15 Jun
    Baylor offensive coordinator Kendal Briles paid tribute to his father, ex-Baylor head coach Art Briles, by coaching the Bears 55-7 season-opening win over Northwestern State with the initials CAB written on both of his hands.Baylor fired Art Briles in May after an independent review by the Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton criticized the way the school investigated claims of sexual assault and disciplined its players. Art Briles nine assistant coaches were retained by interim head coach Jim Grobe.Grobe said he had no problems whatsoever with Kendal Briles paying tribute to his father from the sideline.If you dont love your dad, somethings wrong, Grobe said. I dont have any problems with that at all. Hes got a little pressure on him, because Arts not a bad football coach. His son, whether he can get this thing going like they had it going, I think tonight was a great start.Grobe did not know Kendal Briles had written the initials on his hands and joked that he wondered whether CAB was just a reminder to call a certain play.Kendal Briles is in his ninth season coaching at Baylor and his second as offensive coordinator. He was a finalist for the Broyles Award in 2015, awarded to the nations top coordinator. Baylor assistant coaches are not available for interviews this season.Kendal is special, Grobe said. I just think about him losing Art, as his head coach and his dad, it had to be tougher on KB than anybody. Hes been nothing but class. Hes been a true gentleman the whole time and hes on fire to coach these guys.Art Briles has hired agent Jimmy Sexton as he attempts to make his way back into coaching, ESPNs Mark Schlabach reported Friday. He has told reporters he plans to be a head coach again in 2017. Custom Bears T-shirts . 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Pete Ricketts, who criticized Rose-Ivey and two other football players for kneeling during the national anthem last weekend.As Riley came off the practice field Wednesday night, he said it was awesome that the governor had agreed to sit down with the senior linebacker.Lets get the conversation started, Riley said, smiling. Michael will do great.Rose-Ivey, Mohamed Barry and DaiShon Neal each took a knee during the anthem before the game at Northwestern to protest police brutality and racial injustice. After Ricketts said on his weekly radio show Monday that the players anthem protest was disgraceful and disrespectful, Rose-Ivey tweeted at the governor requesting a meeting. Ricketts tweeted back Tuesday night that he would arrange a meeting as soon as possible.A day for the meeting is still to be determined. Rose-Ivey requested that it be next week so it wouldnt interfere with football game preparation. The Cornhuskers dont have a game on Oct. 8.Its unclear exactly what the governor and Rose-Ivey will discuss. Rose-Ivey was not available to the media on Wednesday, and Ricketts spokesman Taylor Gage said he didnt expect the governor to comment on the meeting until a firm date is set.Also Wednesday, university president Hank Bounds and chancellor Ronnie Green emailed students, faculty and staff to emphasize their support for the players exercise of their First Amendment rights in a peaceful demonstration.Rose-Ivey has said he and his family had received threatening and racially motivated comments on social media in response to their protest.I am saddened that the peaceful -- and by their intent respectful and prayer-centered -- actions of our students resulted in threats from a few individuals in public forums, Green wrote.Green added, While I fully recognize and appreciate that there are many who have strongly held views that this demonstration could have been achieved in a manner that did not conflate with the observance aand allegiance to our national anthem, the fact remains that their personal choice to speak in this way is a protected right that we all are afforded by the Constitution.ddddddddddddThe anthem protest has drawn a gamut of reaction statewide. The players have said they were heartened by the number of supportive comments they received and appreciate the backing from university and athletic department leaders as well as Riley.But in addition to the criticism from Ricketts, they were accused of using poor judgment by Board of Regents members Hal Daub of Omaha and Jim Pillen of Columbus. Pillen played defensive back at Nebraska from 1976-78.In interviews with The Associated Press, neither Daub nor Pillen suggested disciplinary action should be taken against the three players. Daub disputed a Lincoln Journal Star report in which the newspaper quoted him as saying Rose-Ivey, Barry and Neal should be kicked off the team.American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska executive director Danielle Conrad praised the three players for expressing their views and said the ACLU also defends the right of people to disagree with the players protest.But she said its shocking that government leaders would assert government sanctions should be imposed to discipline these student athletes for their expression on critical racial justice issues.During the teams media availability on Monday, Rose-Ivey read a statement explaining the reasons why he, Barry and Neal joined San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other professional and amateur athletes who have kneeled or otherwise protested what they feel is unfair treatment of blacks in the United States.Ricketts, responding to a caller on his weekly radio show on Monday, said: Generations of men and women have died to give them that right to protest. I think the way they chose to protest was disgraceful and disrespectful.---Online:AP college football website: ' ' '