Florida Atlantic Rumors & News

  • FAU QB Jason Driskel announces he is retiring from football

    College Football Talk "This one seemingly comes from out of nowhere. The starting quarterback for Lane Kiffin‘s resurgent FAU program for most of 2017, Jason Driskel was hoping again to trigger one of the most potent offenses in the country in 2018. Instead, Driskel announced on his personal Twitter account that he..." January 18

  • Report: FAU's Lane Kiffin to make Charlie Weis Jr., 24, youngest coordinator in FBS

    CBS Sports "With Kendal Briles gone, taking a job as the offensive coordinator at Houston, Lane Kiffin has reportedly decided to fill the open role on his FAU staff with another coach's son. FAU has yet to officially announce the hire, but Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman and several other FAU-centric..." January 17

  • FAU head coach Lane Kiffin says Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa would’ve transferred if he didn’t play Monday

    New York Daily News "Tua Tagovailoa’s historic performance Monday night led to an incredible comeback for the true freshman in the national championship game, but his future at Alabama prior to the game was very much in doubt. Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin, who was the offensive coordinator for the..." January 10

  • Lane Kiffin gets 10-year deal after first 10-win season in FAU history

    ESPN "Lane Kiffin, who has resurrected Florida Atlantic's football program in just one season, has agreed to a new 10-year deal with the Owls. "This is further proof of FAU's unbridled ambition," FAU president John Kelly told ESPN on Tuesday. Florida Atlantic (10-3) faces Akron on Tuesday night in..." December 19

  • Lane Kiffin, FAU working on new contract ahead of Boca Raton Bowl

    Palm Beach Post "After taking the Owls from the bottom of Conference USA to the team’s first bowl game since 2008, Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin is set to get paid. In an exclusive interview with ESPN West Palm, FAU president John Kelly said the university and Kiffin — who signed a five-year, $4.5..." December 19

  • Lane Kiffin got Snoop Dogg and Uncle Luke to come to FAU

    USA Today "Florida Atlantic football coach Lane Kiffin’s mantra since taking over the Owls program has been simple but all over Twitter: Come to #thefaU. Kiffin has used this hashtag to try and get literally anyone he can to come and show some love for his new football program. He used it to (kind of)..." December 18

  • Lane Kiffin’s redemption season at FAU has him on track for return to a big time job

    The Comeback "For a coach that had a winning record at Tennessee and a winning record at USC, Lane Kiffin sure does get criticized heavily for his career as a head coach. The Kiffin years in Knoxville and Los Angeles are never viewed in a positive light for various reasons, but (in college, at least) he was..." November 22

  • Lane Kiffin talks Twitter trolling and Nick Saban video he wants to tweet

    Alabama "If it were any other coach, the Florida Atlantic Owls might not be a story this year. But it isn't another coach. It's Lane Kiffin. The former Alabama offensive coordinator has FAU at 7-3, and the Owls can clinch the right to host the C-USA title game if it beats Florida International on..." November 17

  • Lane Kiffin: Tweet about Marshall-FAU point spread was 'a joke'

    ESPN "Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin said he was joking Friday night when he tweeted about a late intentional safety affecting the betting result in the Owls' victory over Marshall. Florida Atlantic, which closed as a 6.5-point favorite, had a 30-23 lead with 14 seconds remaining when Kiffin..." November 04

  • Lane Kiffin 'Recruits' Louisville QB Lamar Jackson on Twitter

    Bleacher Report "Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin made a late attempt to "recruit" 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson after the Louisville quarterback posted a heartwarming photo with his mother Jackson, who was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, led the Cardinals to a 31-28 victory over Florida State..." October 25

  • Suspended FAU receiver Kalib Woods expected to be reinstated for Saturday game vs. North Texas

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With Florida Atlantic set to play the biggest on-campus game in recent memory, the Owls are expected to welcome back a key member of the offense. According to two sources, suspended receiver Kalib Woods will rejoin the team for Saturday’s game against North Texas at FAU Stadium. Woods, who led..." October 20