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TCU Closing in on Kendal Briles to be Next Offensive Coordinator: Report

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The TCU Horned Frogs are looking to lock up their next offensive coordinator and may have found him in Arkansas’ Kendal Briles.

According to Frogs Today, Briles is the leading candidate to become the next TCU offensive coordinator, and while no deal is finalized, Briles is “leaning towards” leaving the Razorbacks to take on the same position with the Horned Frogs.

 

TCU lost their offensive coordinator Garrett Riley for the same role with the Clemson Tigers for a whopping $1.75 million per season.

Riley was the recipient of the 2022 Broyles Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top assistant coach. His unit ranked ninth in scoring offense (38.8 ppg) and 27th in total offense (455.0 ypg) and was a major part of TCU’s 13-2 season. Riley’s loss is a massive one, as he has served as Sonny Dykes’ play-caller since 2020.

Under Briles during the 2022 season, Arkansas’ offense ranked fifth in the SEC in total yards per game, including ranking second in the league behind Ole Miss with 236 rushing yards per game.

 

Since being let go during Baylor’s scandal in 2016, Briles has bounced around. He spent one season at FAU, Houston and Florida State, before landing at Arkansas in 2022, where he has been for the last three seasons. Briles signed an extension last month with Arkansas for $1.3 million per season.

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