Florida Atlantic Rumors & News

  • Lane Kiffin may not be completely done at Alabama after all, could be at title game

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the surprising announcement was made that Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would not coach with the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship against Clemson. The chief reason for the exit, at least according to Kiffin and coach Nick Saban, was that..." January 03

  • Lane Kiffin will not coach Alabama in title game against Clemson

    CBS Sports "Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will leave his post with the Crimson Tide prior to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in order to start on his duties as the next head coach of FAU. " January 02

  • Alabama team buses left Lane Kiffin at the stadium (again)

    Fox Sports "Incoming Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin is still sticking around Alabama for the remainder of the College Football Playoffs, but the Crimson Tide didn’t bother waiting for him after Peach Bowl media day concluded at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. According to ESPN, Kiffin was the last..." December 29

  • Lane Kiffin can’t ‘recall a happy moment’ while working for Nick Saban at Alabama

    Fox Sports - College Football "Lane Kiffin is in his final days as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, meaning he can open up about his past three years with Nick Saban without having to fear the wrath of the Crimson Tide’s head coach. Kiffin, who will shift his full-time attention to being the new head coach at Florida..." December 29

  • Kiffin hires Kendal Briles to run Florida Atlantic's offense

    SI "New Florida Atlantic University coach Lane Kiffin is hiring Kendal Briles as his offensive coordinator, Kiffin told Sports Illustrated on Friday night. Briles served as the offensive coordinator at Baylor prior to coming to FAU. Kiffin said Briles has “agreed to join” the FAU staff as assistant..." December 24

  • Lane Kiffin says he was ‘very close’ to going to Houston

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been a few different stories as to how close Lane Kiffin was to getting the Houston job, but the man himself feels he was not far away. Kiffin told Evan Cohen of ESPN Radio West Palm on Tuesday that he was close with both Houston and Florida Atlantic at the same time. “Yeah, we..." December 22

  • Lane Kiffin hires younger brother as defensive coordinator at FAU

    Fox Sports "Chris Kiffin, the Ole Miss defensive line coach, will join his brother Lane Kiffin’s staff at FAU as the Owls new defensive coordinator, a source told FOX Sports Thursday. The younger Kiffin spent five seasons with the Rebels as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for defense under..." December 15

  • Lane Kiffin was once banned from high school located near Florida Atlantic

    Larry Brown Sports "It turns out Lane Kiffin has some previous experience in the part of Florida he’ll be coaching in going forward, and it’s not necessarily positive. As Tennessee head coach, Kiffin once made controversial remarks about Pahokee High School and the surrounding area that got him banned from the..." December 15

  • Kiffin's first FAU signee is former 'Noles QB De'Andre Johnson

    247 Sports "Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson (East Mississippi Community College) signed with FAU, per a source. Johnson, an early enrollee, has three years of eligibility. He will enroll in January, as first-reported by 247Sports. The three-star recruit is ranked as the nation's No. 2..." December 14

  • Florida Atlantic hires Lane Kiffin as head coach

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Who knew that little Florida Atlantic could compete with the big boys? According to ESPN's Chris Low Monday, the Owls hired as its head coach Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who had been Orgeron's No. 1 target as LSU's next offensive coordinator. Kiffin, 41, had been a candidate..." December 12

  • Did talks break down between Kiffin, FAU?

    CBS Sports "ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit reported Saturday morning on "College GameDay" that Kiffin had a deal in place with an unidentified school but that talks ultimately broke down. Herbstreit would not reval the school, which was widely reported Friday as Florida Atlantic, nor the reason talks broke..." December 10

  • FAU pursuing Lane Kiffin for head coach

    ESPN "Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is being pursued by Florida Atlantic to become the Owls' next head coach. Kiffin and the Owls have had discussions, and Kiffin is weighing his options, sources told ESPN's Chris Low on Friday. FAU's interest in Kiffin was first reported by Football..." December 10

  • Fast start lifts Kansas State in rout of Florida Atlantic

    The Sports Xchange "Kansas State had a little more than two weeks to prepare and Florida Atlantic paid the price. The Wildcats scored touchdowns on their first four possessions and led by 42 points at halftime of a 63-7 victory on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kansas State (1-1) had touchdown..." September 17

  • Walton enjoys career night as Miami mauls Fla. Atlantic

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- With junior quarterback Brad Kaaya struggling, throwing two interceptions in a game for the first time since the first half of his freshman year, Miami turned to its running backs to pick up the load against Florida Atlantic. Good move. Sophomore Mark Walton and..." September 10