Kendal Briles could interview for Tennessee OC job
Kendal Briles is a hot name in the college coaching world and could interview for the Tennessee offensive coordinator job.
Briles, the son of disgraced former Baylor coach Art Briles, is expected to be among the candidates to interview for the Vols’ offensive coordinator job, according to 247 Sports. Former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Alabama quarterbacks coach Dan Enos are also candidates for the position, which became vacant when Tyson Helton left for Western Kentucky.
Briles, 36, played football at Texas and Houston before going into coaching. He then coached on his father’s staff at Baylor from 2008-2016 before exiting amid the scandal at the school.
Briles was hired by Lane Kiffin at FAU and served as their offensive coordinator in 2017 and moved to Houston to be Major Applewhite’s OC this season. He received a three-year deal worth $2.1 million from Houston this week after helping the Cougars become the No. 4 scoring offense in the country.
Kiffin apparently endorsed Briles for the job.
We’ll see what happens re: Kendal Briles and Tennessee but multiple folks have told me that Lane Kiffin has strongly endorsed the Houston OC to Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) December 6, 2018