June 1, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS — Jim Harbaugh struck up a partnership with now fired Baylor coach Art Briles several months ago.
Briles — who was removed by the school last week — was a guest speaker at Harbaugh’s coaching clinic in Ann Arbor this past spring. And, as a return trip, Harbaugh and Michigan were scheduled to make a satellite camp stop on Baylor’s campus later this month.
“It’s my understanding right now that they’re not doing camps this summer,” Harbaugh said Wednesday after his satellite camp at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis.
Briles was fired from his position at Baylor last week after the school determined that he and his staff were not responsive enough when it came to multiple sexual assault allegations.
During his time at Baylor, Briles recruited two separate players who were dismissed from their previous programs after off-field issues involving women.
“We were horrified by the extent of these acts of sexual violence on our campus. This investigation revealed the University’s mishandling of reports in what should have been a supportive, responsive and caring environment for students,” Baylor Board of Regents Chairman Richard Willis said in a statement last week. “The depth to which these acts occurred shocked and outraged us. Our students and their families deserve more, and we have committed our full attention to improving our processes, establishing accountability and ensuring appropriate actions are taken to support former, current and future students.”
Whether or not Harbaugh will continue his offseason relationship with Briles — in terms of coaching clinics or speaking engagements — is unclear at this time.
Asked about specifics on that matter, Harbaugh said he’d have to speak with Briles first.
Harbaugh began his 38-camp tour Wednesday in Indianapolis. Harbaugh and Michigan also stopped in Ohio on Wednesday night and will be in Georgia for two camps Thursday.