Briles’ son, Kendal Briles, is the FAU offensive coordinator and was quoted recently as saying he talks to his father daily about such things as personnel and getting players in the right spots.
“Somebody texted me and wanted to know why I hired Art Briles, and I was like, ‘What?'” Kiffin said. “He’s absolutely not a consultant and has never been to practice or spoken to our team. That’s classic ‘somebody trying to make it a story’ because it’s Art Briles and Lane Kiffin.”
Kiffin said he’s called Art Briles “probably twice” to let him know that Kendal was doing a good job.