Reports: Lane Kiffin accepts FAU head coaching job

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Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has accepted the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic University, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reports he’ll sign a five-year deal.

Kiffin, 41, takes over a program that has gone 3–9 in each of the last three seasons, and fired its head coach, Charlie Partridge, in November. After going to bowls in two straight seasons, the Owls are 28–67 since 2008.

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

Kiffin lasted 20 games with the Oakland Raiders in 2007 and 2008, going 5–15. He was 7–6 in 2009, his lone season at Tennessee. And he went 28–15 in parts of four seasons at USC, getting fired five games into the 2013 season.

He went to Alabama the following year and had been an annual fixture in coaching-opening whispers since.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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