Lincoln Riley vs Kendall Briles


#1

Over the past 5 years, these two guys have to be ranked among the Top 2 or 3 OC’s in the nation.

Riley’s teams have an average offensive ranking of #11 in the nation at 533 yards/game.

Briles’ teams have an average offensive ranking of #5 in the nation at 566 yards/game.


(Eric Prado) #2

Don’t you think that number is inflated by playing in the no defense big12?


(steve saxenian) #3

Eric has a good point. Only TCU plays good defense in that league


#4

I think Kendall is going to take over FAU when Kiffen moves on. There is even some talk about Kendall to UTEP.


(Bryant Hargrave) #5

The conference helps inflate the stats very true. But talented minds are talented minds that transcends affiliations.


#6

Eric, no I don’t think that matters all that much.

As evidence, this year’s OU team put up 490+ yards against a Top 10 ranked Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.

And a couple of years ago, Baylor put up 583+ yards against a Top 10 ranked Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl game.

So recent Top 10 ranked and 10+ wins bowl teams from Ohio State and Michigan State are not thought of as members of a “no defense Big 10.”


(Eric Prado) #7

For fun and curiosity, how did they do against Todd Orlando?


(Brad) #8

It’s curious to see talk of Kendall going to a HC position. How much of his finger prints did we see at Baylor when his dad was probably calling a lot of the shots…and same thing under Kiffin. I’d first like to see what he could do under a Defense heavy HC like TCU or even CEO type like Sumlin.


#9

One could argue, those two schools were not use to that sort of offense.


#10

One could also argue that those two schools (even with great defenses) were simply unable to handle such wide open, spread-the-field, speed-based offenses.

Didn’t we just see Clemson use an explosive, wide open, spread offense to beat Alabama in the national championship game last year? I doubt anyone would seriously claim that Alabama is a no-defense team.