Latest Lane Kiffin News

Taggart takes over at FAU, ready to get back to work

Dec. 12, 2019 4:45 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Willie Taggart was the winning coach in the first game ever played at FAU Stadium. The Owls are hoping he wins a bunch more. Taggart was introduced as Florida Atlantic’s new coach on Thursday. His contract calls for him to be paid at least $3.85 million if all five years of...

FAU hires Willie Taggart to be next coach, replacing Kiffin

Dec. 11, 2019 7:30 PM EST

Willie Taggart has another chance, and Florida Atlantic's search for Lane Kiffin's replacement is over. Taggart was hired by FAU on Wednesday, a week before the early signing day and only four days after Kiffin left the Owls for Mississippi. “I’m looking forward to long-term success here," Taggart...

Kiffin believes Ole Miss can produce consistent success

Dec. 9, 2019 4:53 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is back in the Southeastern Conference vowing to lead Mississippi the kind of consistent success it has lacked for much of its history. “We didn’t come here to be good,” the new Ole Miss coach said Monday. “That’s not why we’re...

FAU to play at home in Boca Raton Bowl against SMU

Dec. 8, 2019 5:08 PM EST

Florida Atlantic (10-3, Conference USA) vs. SMU (10-2, AAC), Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Boca Raton, Florida TOP PLAYERS FAU: TE Harrison Bryant, Mackey Award finalist, 65 catches for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns. SMU: QB Shane Buechele, 3,626 yards passing with 33 TDs. NOTABLE FAU: The Owls won the...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Who's in CFP is easy; But Who's No. 1?

Dec. 8, 2019 12:36 AM EST

Picking the four teams to play in the College Football Playoff will be easy for the selection committee. LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma all took care of business in their conference championships Saturday — with varying degrees of difficulty. Who is No. 1? There could be a lot of discussion about...

Kiffin becomes coach at Ole Miss, steps down at FAU

Dec. 7, 2019 6:20 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is back in the SEC, taking over at Ole Miss. Kiffin and the Rebels made the announcement Saturday after Florida Atlantic defeated UAB in the Conference USA championship game, the Owls’ second league title in his three seasons. It had been college football’s...

Kiffin, FAU roll past UAB 49-6 for Conference USA title

Dec. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Facing fourth-and-goal very early in a scoreless game, Lane Kiffin did not even hesitate in his call to leave his Florida Atlantic offense on the field. What a rebel. No, really. He’s off to Ole Miss — to coach the Rebels. FAU turned that decision into a touchdown and...

AP source: Ole Miss working to bring Kiffin back to SEC

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

A person familiar with the negotiations says Mississippi is working to hire FAU's Lane Kiffin to be its next head football coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because negotiations were ongoing and Kiffin still has a game to coach. Florida Atlantic faces UAB in...

Kiffin's future plans a question as FAU meets UAB for title

Dec. 6, 2019 1:24 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin has Florida Atlantic in the Conference USA title game for the second time in three years, his 2017 champion Owls set to match up against the reigning league champs from UAB. So that’s where he’ll be on Saturday. No one knows where he’ll be on Sunday....

College Football Picks: Searching for upsets to scramble CFP

Dec. 4, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Championship weekend rarely produces the type of upsets that throw the national championship race into turmoil. Heading into this year’s slate of conference title games, a case could be made that No. 1 LSU (No. 2 CFP), No. 2 Ohio State (No. 1 CFP) and No. 3 Clemson (No. 3 CFP) have all done enough already...