Arkansas hires Briles as offensive coordinator

Arkansas announced on Monday the hiring of Florida State’s Kendal Briles as offensive coordinator.

“We are very excited to have Kendal, his wife Sarah and their three children join us at Arkansas, they will be a welcomed addition to the football family we are building,” new Arkansas coach Sam Pittman said. “Kendal brings an innovative offensive approach to our coaching staff. His offenses have been successful by both running and throwing the football in some of the nation’s most competitive conferences. He is well known for his ability to both recruit and develop young men into outstanding football players.”

FSU officials still expect Briles to coach in the bowl game against Arizona State on Dec. 31.

In the 2019 season with the Seminoles, Briles engineered an offense that gained 403.2 yards per game and scored 29.1 points per game.

Briles had two years remaining on his contract at FSU. The Seminoles are more than likely off the hook for the entire $2 million remaining on Briles’ contract. It’s not clear if Arkansas will pay FSU any amount to hire Briles.

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