AP source: Alabama's Lane Kiffin agrees to take FAU job

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin throws a pass during warmups before the Iron Bowl NCAA football game against Auburn in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is being pursued by Florida Atlantic to become the Owls' next head coach, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night, Dec. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has agreed in principle to become the next coach at Florida Atlantic.

The person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither side had revealed anything publicly, said the school was preparing an announcement likely to come later Monday.

Kiffin has been the offensive coordinator at Alabama for the last three seasons, helping the Crimson Tide win last season's national championship and get back to the College Football Playoff with the No. 1 ranking this year.

He has been frequently mentioned for other jobs. The former USC, Tennessee and Oakland Raiders head coach also was believed to be a candidate for now-filled openings at Oregon and Houston in recent days.

FAU was 3-9 this season.

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