Tweets abound about the news of Lane Kiffin hiring Kendal Briles as the offensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic.
The Dallas Morning News reports this story with Kendal as the “now former” offensive coordinator and so far that has been the news on how this will affect the Cactus Bowl.
Per multiple reports, new Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin has hired now former-Baylor offensive coordinator Kendal Briles to the same position.
This post will be updated as more news comes to light about Kendal’s status with Baylor through the Bowl game.
New Florida Atlantic University coach Lane Kiffin is hiring Kendal Briles as his offensive coordinator, Kiffin told Sports Illustrated on Friday night. From SI dot com.
Briles served as the offensive coordinator at Baylor prior to coming to FAU. Kiffin said Briles has “agreed to join” the FAU staff as assistant head coach in addition to offensive coordinator.
Kiffin said Briles will have “full control of our offense” and handle all the gameday play calling duties. This will let Kiffin operate more as a CEO, much in the way he’s watched Nick Saban operate the past three years at Alabama.
“We were very deliberate in our decision to bring Kendal to FAU, engaged in and completed our due diligence—including speaking with people we trust who had worked with Kendal over a number of years,” Kiffin said in a statement to Sports Illustrated.
Lane Kiffin has hired Kendal Briles as his OC-Giving him full control of the off.-including play calling-allowing Lane to be more of a CEO— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 24, 2016