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Art Briles tells Grambling he won't be Tigers' offensive coordinator

Art Briles informed Grambling Univeristy on Monday that he'll no longer be the school's offensive coordinator, saying in a statement obtained by ESPN that he did not want to be a "distraction" to the team.

Briles' decision comes after the hire by first-year coach Hue Jackson was met with a wave of backlash. Briles was fired by Baylor in 2016 after a campus-wide sexual assault investigation led to an independent investigation and his subsequent dismissal.

Briles thanked Grambling for the opportunity to be part of the staff in his statement and added: "Unfortunately, I feel that my continued presence will be a distraction to you and your team, which is the last thing that I want.