12. Kendal Briles, Offensive Coordinator, Houston
Briles returns to his home state and alma mater after spending the 2017 season at FAU. During his one year with the Owls, Briles teamed with Lane Kiffin to direct one of the nation’s top offenses. FAU led Conference USA by averaging 40.6 points a game and 6.8 yards a play and finished with the league’s top rushing attack. Additionally, the Owls produced more plays of 60 yards or more (14) of any team in college football last season. Prior to FAU, Briles worked from 2008-16 at Baylor, including the final two years as the program’s offensive coordinator. There’s certainly some baggage with this hire, but Houston coach Major Applewhite felt comfortable adding the former Baylor assistant to the staff.