Within roughly 24 hours, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats tried to hire disgraced former Baylor football coach Art Briles, entered “discussions” with the CFL, and changed their mind. Today, team owner Bob Young called the idea to hire Briles a “large and serious mistake.”
We made a large and serious mistake. We want to apologize to our fans, corporate partners and the Canadian Football League. It has been a difficult season and we are searching for answers. This is clearly not one of them. We have listened, we are reviewing our decision-making processes and we will learn. We will go on. We want to thank our fans, partners and the CFL for their help and support.
The Tiger-Cats are 0-8 this season, and the Briles hiring reeked of mutual desperation, but with moral clarity now accrued, the team sure seems sorry that anyone noticed this debacle.