TCU officially hires Kendal Briles as Offensive Coordinator

Sep 17, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks offensive coordinator Kendal Briles prior to the game against the Missouri State Bears at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

TCU officially hires Kendal Briles as Offensive Coordinator

TCU has officially hired Arkansas offensive coordinator Kendal Briles as its new offensive coordinator, the Horned Frogs announced Thursday.

Garrett Riley was TCU’s offensive coordinator last season, helping engineer one of the nation’s most successful scoring units (38.9 points per game). With Riley having taken the job of offensive coordinator under Dabo Swinney at Clemson, TCU has selected Briles as his replacement.

Kendal Briles was on Baylor’s staff from 2008 until 2016 and has been an offensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic, Houston, Florida State, and most recently, Arkansas. Briles’ offense finished seventh nationally in 2022, producing an average of 236.5 rushing yards per game, while the Razorbacks scored 32.4 points per game overall.

At Arkansas, Briles’ offense led to breakout seasons for star running back Trelon Smith and star wide receiver Treylon Burks (now with the Tennessee Titans) in 2020. In 2021, the Hogs posted their highest average points per game since 2015 and racked up 441.7 yards per game. Quarterback K.J. Jefferson led Arkansas with 664 yards rushing in 2021, but the rushing attack hit the opposition from all angles. Four different Razorbacks finished the season with 500 or more rushing yards for the first time since 1975. In the passing game, quarterbacks Feleipe Franks (2020) and K.J. Jefferson (2021) each set new records for completion percentage in a single season.

Kendal Briles brings a pedigree of incredible offensive success and creativity to Fort Worth, where Sonny Dykes’ Horned Frogs are hoping to build on a new standard set for the program last season.

Briles, 40, played football at both the University of Texas and the University of Houston.

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