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Timeline: The rise and fall of Baylor's Art Briles

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How does Baylor football proceed after Briles? (2:15)

ESPN's Chris Fowler breaks down how Art Briles' dismissal will affect Baylor football and whether the school should go outside the program to find its next coach. (2:15)

On Nov. 28, 2007, Baylor introduced Art Briles as its new head coach. The offensive genius from West Texas had his work cut out for him, taking over a program that had gone 35-101 in the Big 12 era, with zero bowl game appearances since 1994.

The longtime high school coach had worked wonders at Houston from 2003 to '07, his first college head-coaching job, and he signed a seven-year contract to do the same in Waco.

"My charge to director of athletics Ian McCaw was to locate a championship-caliber head football coach who embraced Baylor's Christian mission and could lead, inspire and win with integrity," Baylor president John Lilley said. "Ian has done an outstanding job and brings forward in Art Briles a person who can begin a new era for Baylor University football."

But after a damning report from law firm Pepper Hamilton to the Board of Regents on May 13 that outlined a litany of sexual assaults and violent incidents involving players, Baylor fired the 60-year-old Briles on Thursday.

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