Kendal Briles, the son of former Baylor head coach Art Briles, has reportedly emerged as a leading candidate for the Tennessee offensive coordinator position. Briles currently serves as the offensive coordinator at Houston, where he just received a contract extension to remain with the Cougars.
Houston agreed to pay Briles $2.1 million over three years to keep him from leaving the program for a different rumored job. Now it appears he’s in the running for the Volunteers’ vacancy left after Tyson Helton left to take over as the head coach at Western Kentucky.
Houston’s offense has been one of the best in the nation in recent years and was elevated to new heights under Briles. It will be interesting to see if Briles leaves his alma mater for a bigger opportunity.
Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles’ new contract makes in the highest paid assistant from a non-Power 5 school and among top 40 overall, according to the most recent contracts in the USA Today database
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His checkered past from his time at Baylor will be something Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt will look into. However, Briles has proved himself as a legitimate hire at the offensive coordinator position.
Alabama assistant and former Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos is also believed to be in the running for the Tennessee OC spot.