Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Finalizing a New 10-Year Deal

Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Finalizing a New 10-Year Deal

According to longtime college football reporter Bruce Feldman, FAU and Kiffin are finalizing a 10-year deal.

The person says the additional length of the deal is the only new element already agreed upon. Financial terms for the additional years are still being negotiated.

Florida Atlantic University and head football coach Lane Kiffin reached an agreement Tuesday on a 10-year contract extension.

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin has repeatedly said he loves living in Boca Raton. CMU wrapped up the 2017 season on a five-game winning streak as QB Shane Morris (2,908 yards/26 TD) got hot. A win in the bowl game would make FAU the only FBS team thus far this season to go unbeaten against conference opponents and also win a bowl game. The Huskies have one of the top MAC defenses, including sophomore defensive end Sutton Smith, a consensus All-America who led the nation in sacks with 14. With the given point spread of -22.5 in favor of FAU, expect the Owls to show no mercy.

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FAU head coach Lane Kiffin walks off the team bus before the team's November 3 game versus Marshall.

The former Fresno State quarterback also spent three years as Alabama's offensive coordinator before taking the FAU job. The common belief was Kiffin could use FAU as a launching pad back into a power-conference coaching job.

"There's no entitlement with these kids". We expected to win the conference championship, and we expected to play in a premier bowl like this. Better still, gifted athletes will get a fantastic opportunity to elevate their draft status to new heights as they attempt to impress NFL scouts before the NFL Draft commences in late April.

"And we haven't done anything else differently, so it has to be Lane", Kelly said to ESPN. Kiffin had four years remaining on his current contract.