Kendal Briles - TCU - Offense

by Texas High School Coaches Association
Kendal Briles - TCU - Offense


Lecture delivered at THSCA Coaching School 2023 - Houston, TX

Kendal Briles, TCU's offensive coordinator, shared insights into his coaching journey and philosophy. He discussed the significance of tempo, player adaptability, and leveraging strengths, focusing on offensive tactics like mixed plays and creating one-on-one matchups. Briles stressed the importance of collaboration, player development, and strategic gameplay to achieve success in college football coaching. 


Emphasizing hands-on coaching, efficient communication, and tempo in play-calling, he highlighted key strategies for disrupting opponents and maximizing scoring opportunities. Briles’s discussion underscored the critical balance between strategic planning and on-field execution for victory.


The Coach


Texas High School Coaches Association



Kendall Briles - TCU 

Kendal Briles joined the TCU football staff in January 2023 as associate head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterback’s coach. The 2022 season saw Arkansas rank seventh nationally in rushing (236.7 yards per game) and 15th in total offense (471.4 yards per game). The Razorbacks’ 3,075 yards rushing were their most since 2003. Arkansas' balance on offense made it one of just three FBS teams in 2022 to average more than 230 yards rushing and 230 passing per game.

A 2015 Broyles Award Finalist, Briles comes to TCU after serving the last three seasons in a similar role at Arkansas. TCU will be his sixth school as an offensive coordinator. Prior to his time in Fayetteville, Briles directed offenses and was the play caller at Florida State, Houston, Florida Atlantic and Baylor. At each of his stops, his units were ranked among the nation’s leaders in offense as well as showing dramatic improvement from the year prior to his arrival.

Briles was an outstanding high school quarterback in Texas. He earned Texas 4A Offensive Player of the Year honors in each of his final two seasons after generating 9,322 yards of total offense and accounting for 98 touchdowns. He began his collegiate playing career at Texas. After redshirting in 2001, he played seven games at safety and intercepted two passes in 2002. He then transferred to Houston and moved to wide receiver, catching 70 passes for 680 yards and a touchdown. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Houston in 2005 and was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Briles and his wife, Sarah, have three children: sons Jaytn and Kru, and daughter Kinley.

Ratings and Reviews (1)

K Jensen

If you’ve studied this offense you might have heard similar coaching points from others but it was great to get Coach KB’s insight on: His background His thoughts on tempo, tempo creating wide open shots, tempo>perfection Feeding the studs Insight on their RPO TE flat game And for me the answer to why he’s using less big wr splits than his Baylor/FAU days and Heupel does As you might expect, it’s more strategic than tactical but a great talk and happy I got to hear it!

Dec 1, 23 12:34 PM

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