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Art Briles Reportedly Committed To Baylor, Uninterested In Arkansas Job

KWTX.com is reporting that, according to a source, Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles is uninterested in the recently available Arkansas head coaching job and is committed to Baylor.

Briles is on the radar after leading the Bears to their best season in 31 years, capped by a 67-56 victory over Washington in a high-scoring Alamo Bowl appearance and a Heisman Trophy-the school's first-for quarterback Robert Griffin III.

But the Baylor source said Wednesday Briles and Baylor "are committed to each other the long run" and said nothing in the events at the University of Arkansas has changed that.

This is good news for the Bears, who are looking to build on their most successful season in 2011. While leaving for Arkansas and the SEC might have been a big jump for a head coach, the disaster that was created by Bobby Petrino may have been one of the factors that helped him quikly make the decision to stay committed to Baylor.

For more on the Bears, head to Our Daily Bears, and for more updates on Briles' commitment to Baylor, follow SB Nation Dallas' StoryStream.

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