Are you worried about Kiffin leaving?
Briles would seem the best choice on a possible replacement considering he'll have a full year as an active OC, would provide continuity, and would keep us competitive offensively.†
There will most likely be some kind of domino-effect with coaches at the big schools who get fired being replaced. Their replacements also leave jobs open, and their replacements do, and down the line. If Tennessee or Arkansas really came calling, maybe he would go. But I think the question right now are schools like that (especially Tennessee given the history) really going to come calling? If not, I say he stays because he won't want the next job in that domino-line.
As for retaining the staff, he will need to assemble a staff wherever he goes. Having the buyout money to use towards the next guy will help FAU, and the opportunity to become a head coach is probably enough to keep whoever we wanted to offer the job to. But if they are valuable, Kiffin will try to take as many as he can.
1. Lane Kiffin stays put, brings back the same team in 2018, and the Owls don't lose a game until they face Ohio State in the first game of the year in 2019. All the while they are rumored to be moving to a P5 Conference by 2020. 1% Chance?
2. Chris Kiffin and/or Briles shift to Head Ball Coach for the Owls following Lane's departure in 2018. Whomever doesn;t become Head Ball Coach (Kiffin or Briles) stays on as coordinator/ast head coach. 3% Chance?
ALUM0526 saidI guess another question would be could Briles get picked off due to his low salary?Posted On: Oct 24th 2017, 6:21 PM
Well again there will be a lot of schools that want nothing to do with him because of his last name†
But we are getting ahead of ourselves.†
Roll Owls 🦉!!!! †Letís take care of the Red Blob this week.†