TCU reportedly hiring Arkansas’ Kendal Briles as offensive coordinator

Less than one week after Garrett Riley left TCU to take the offensive coordinator position at Clemson, the Horned Frogs have found his replacement.

Kendal Briles, who served as Arkansas‘ offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach since 2020, is leaving to become the offensive coordinator at TCU, according to ESPN.

Under Briles’ direction, the Razorbacks averaged 32.5 points per game in 2022, which ranked sixth in the SEC and 35th nationally. Arkansas averaged less than 22 points per contest in 2019, the year before Briles took the OC job.

Before arriving at Arkansas, Briles had stops at Florida State (2019), Houston (2018), Florida Atlantic (2017) and Baylor (2008-16).

Briles now joins one the top offensive minds in college football in Sonny Dykes, who enters his second season in Fort Worth. Dykes helped guide TCU to a memorable 2022 season, which included a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship, where the Horned Frogs lost 65-7 to Georgia. TCU will need to replace several key offensive weapons, including quarterback Max Duggan, running back Kendre Miller and receiver Quentin Johnston.

The Horned Frogs’ offense averaged 38.8 points per game last season, which ranked first in the Big 12 and ninth among all FBS teams.

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