Over the past few seasons, no assistant coach in college football has positively affected his unit’s output more than new Florida State offensive coordinator Kendal Briles.
The 36-year-old has engineered rapid turnarounds at Florida Atlantic and Houston in back-to-back seasons. This comes on the heels of coordinating one of the best offenses in college football history at Baylor in 2015.
Kendal Briles before and after:
FAU 2017: 6.80 ypp (11th), 40.6 ppg (8th)
FAU 2018: 6.18 ypp (36th), 31.1 ppg (50th)
Houston 2017: 6.00 ypp (43rd), 28.3 ppg (65th)
Houston 2018: 6.77 ypp (12th), 46.4 ppg (4th)
— Charles Power (@CharlesPower) November 28, 2018
The framework of the offense was developed during Briles’ time in Waco, while working under his father, Art– who served as the Bears’ head coach from 2008-2015 before being dismissed in the wake of a sexual assault scandal.
The scheme has been overly guarded and is staunchly proprietary with only a handful of former Art Briles assistants knowing all the true inner-workings. Kendal Briles has added some new wrinkles over the past two seasons and is sure to make more tweaks based on Florida State’s talent.
With that in mind, here’s what Florida State fans can expect from Briles’ offense.