Ticat owner Bob Young issued a statement on Tuesday apologizing for the team’s effort to hire disgraced Baylor University coach Art Briles.
“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 team announced Briles’ hiring on Monday morning only to reverse course after a groundswell of negative reaction against the Tiger-Cats. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie convinced the Ticats to rescind the move just after 9 p.m. Monday evening.