Baylor’s Briles not worried about flirty moms; ‘maybe grandmothers’

Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury, right, talks with Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles.

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Baylor football was the Big 12’s annual cellar-dweller before coach Art Briles’ arrival in 2008.

Now, the Bears have a Heisman Trophy winner and are the defending conference champion.

How did Briles do it?

Not the same way Kliff Kingsbury is rebuilding Texas Tech.

Last week, Kingsbury admitted single moms flirt with him on recruiting trips.

Briles doesn’t have that advantage when they’re battling for some of the state’s top high school prospects.

"I don’t seem to have that problem," Briles said on KTTX-FM 104.9. "Maybe their grandmothers."

So what would he do if a recruit’s grandmother flirted with him?

"I’d tell her to go back to TSO (Texas State Optical) and check out those glasses," he joked. "I’m not that great of a catch, plus I’ve been a happily married man for 30-something years. I’ve never had anything happen along those lines."

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