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Florida Atlantic defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin -- brother of Owls head coach Lane -- is leaving for a coaching position with the San Francisco 49ers, a source tells ESPN.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Confirmed that Florida Atlantic defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin is leaving for a position with the San Francisco 49ers. Sports Illustrated had it first. Lane Kiffin losing both coordinators after guiding the Owls to a Conference USA championship in 2017.
Florida Atlantic quarterback Jason Driskel says he is ending his football career.
Florida Atlantic football coach Lane Kiffin has hired 24-year-old Charlie Weis Jr. as his offensive coordinator.
Mark Schlabach picked two out of four CFP teams and six of eight division winners, but he whiffed on Lane Kiffin's impact in Year 1 at FAU. He tries to make up for it with 10 bold predictions for 2018.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Ex-Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said he does not know exactly what to think of Lane Kiffin, the brash, 42-year-old coach at FAU: "It's very interesting," Bowden said tonight at the Outland Banquet in Omaha, where he was presented with the Tom Osborne Legacy Award. "Maybe Lane is over the hump. Maybe he's grown up." Kiffin, former head coach of the Oakland Raiders and at Tennessee, led the Owls to an 11-3 record last fall in his first season. "He's got a great personality," the 88-year-old Bowden said. "He knows how to get attention. He mixes good with people, and he might be a great one. I don't know."
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When it comes to hype for 2018, expect to hear a lot about Auburn, Miami, Michigan State, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and ... Florida Atlantic.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Longest active FBS win streaks: Central Florida - 13 (won Peach Bowl vs. Auburn). Florida Atlantic - 10 (won Boca Raton Bowl vs. Akron). Northwestern - 8 (won Music City Bowl vs. Kentucky). Oklahoma - 8 (plays Georgia in Rose Bowl). If Clemson beats Alabama in the Sugar Bowl & then defeats the Rose Bowl winner for the national title, it will have 8 straight wins.