Lane Kiffin, FAU finalizing 10-year contract extension

Lane Kiffin, FAU finalizing 10-year contract extension

Lane Kiffin, FAU finalizing 10-year contract extension

That's a school record for a season as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision. The common belief was Kiffin could use FAU as a launching pad back into a power-conference coaching job.

Bowden also credits a late switch at quarterback, turning the job over to redshirt freshman Kato Nelson late in the season, for rejuvenating Akron's offense.

WHERE: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.

"I don't think it's a surprise he won it if you look at the stats and how he played", Kiffin said.

The Zips are bowling for the second time in three years but just the third time in 32 FBS (or Division I-A) seasons.

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The FAU Owls have rewarded their head coach after a Conference USA championship and the program's first-ever 10-win season. The Owls finished as Conference-USA champions, twice defeating cross-division rival North Texas by lopsided margins (41-17 and 69-31) to earn the league crown. The Owls, led by tailback Devin Singletary (1,796 yards, 29 TD), scored more than 40 points five times, more than 50 points twice, and more than 60 once.

- The northbound outside lane of FAU Boulevard leaving to Spanish River Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Also, click over here for the full 2017-2018 college football bowl game schedule. In only one year, he turned a 3-9 team into a 10-3 team on a nine-game winning streak.

The Chippewas will be making their fourth consecutive bowl appearance, the fifth in the last six years, and the ninth in the last 12. Florida Atlantic's Lane Kiffin is the son of Monte Kiffin, recognized as one of football's most creative defensive minds in the game and the father of the "Tampa Cover 2" defense.

Even with a considerable raise from his reported $1 million a year salary, Kiffin is still likely far behind Mullen's $6 million per year contract.

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