Lane Kiffin talks about Baylor, Kendal Briles influence on his offense
Lane Kiffin is a great offensive mind, but that doesn’t mean he’s not open to learning from others.
During Wednesday’s SEC coaches teleconference, Kiffin discussed what he had learned and adopted from Art and Kendal Briles when they were at Baylor as the head coach and offensive coordinator, respectively.
Kiffin had studied Baylor’s offense before later hiring Kendal Briles to be his offensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic.
Kiffin’s OC at Ole Miss is now Jeff Lebby, who is Art Briles’ son-in-law, and Kendal is the offensive coordinator at Arkansas.
The Baylor system and much of what Kiffin and Kendal Briles did at FAU, however, are now a part of the Rebels offensive system, as well as what’s happening offensively at Arkansas and Tennessee.
“I saw it very close watching the Washington-Baylor bowl game that was in the 60s,” Kiffin said Wednesday. “I just was kind of enamored with it for awhile and started to study some of it and use some it at Alabama. I just said, ‘Alright, if I get a head job again, this is what I want to do.’ It really is amazing, the system. I give a ton of credit to Art Briles.”