Lane Kiffin Is Really Excited About FAU FOOTBALL!
If you follow collegiate and professional football than you have heard of the legendary "play caller" Lane Kiffin. Attached is last years recruiting video he made while at FAU, where he appears to be extremely excited about recruiting for Owls football.
Lane Kiffin Contract Extension
After bringing over the likes of (OC) Charlie Weis Jr and (DC) Tony Pecoraro from Southern Miss, the Owls were one of the hottest teams in all of NCAA football last year, earning Kiffin a contract extension until the year 2027. Coach Monte Kiffin, Lane's father is now the Defensive Analyst and Pro Liaison for the Owls.
Last Chance U Players at FAU
Former WVU Quarterback and EMCC QB Coach - Clint Trickett has helped land big time JuCo recruits from the Netflix series "Last Chance U" and is the team's Tight Ends Coach. The eruption of the Owls' offense can mostly be attributed to Maxwell Award "Watch List" student-athlete RB Devin Singletary, who is arguably the best player in Conference USA football heading into the 2018 season. De'Andre Johnson is healthy and the former "Last Chance U" star appears hungry for the opportunity to prove he is the national-championship-winning-QB that he was at EMCC. Former Oklahoma 4-Star QB Chris Robinson is eligible to play this season for the Owls and also could be a great replacement for Driskel, who was able to average 5.9 yards per carry last year for the Owls. Robinson was dismissed from the Sooners for public intoxication, after not being able to live up to the greatness of Baker Mayfield.
Lane Kiffin Fresno State and QB Chris Robinson
Of course, Coach Kiffin knows a thing or two about never making it as an elite quarterback, as he committed to Fresno State and was a backup quarterback, who gave up his senior year to become a student-coach. Sadly, Robinson missed spring practice after another suspension at Florida Atlantic. He did compete in the spring game and hopefully Coach Kiffin has taught him right "choices" to make if he wants to be a quarterback for the Owls. Coach Kiffin appears to have learned from his own mistakes or was put on medication, as he has seemed to calm down a lot since his days coaching for Al Davis.
Kiffin Fired by Al Davis
Yes, Lane Kiffin, if Your Fired You Don't Get Paid
Lane Kiffin is fired from the Oakland Raiders for "cause", by Raiders Owner Al Davis
Lane Kiffin was let go by Al Davis on national media for being a liar and fabricating facts to the media. Al Davis stated that Lane was after the Arkansas job and thought he still could get paid if let go as the Oakland Raiders Head Coach and take the college job he wanted. He wound up at Tennessee for a season with his father Monte Kiffin, but abruptly left for USC to become Head Coach of the Trojans after only 14 months. Lane Kiffin was fired as the USC Head Coach and said it was "the lowest point of his career" during an interview with CBS sports as he was preparing for the BCS title game in Phoenix. Those three years at Alabama were spent learning from the great Coach Saban, but as Lane Kiffin described it, not much fun. He has since taken years of failing at a high level and found success in attempting to instill a new culture in the Florida Atlantic program. So far, after a 11-3 season and an undefeated season in conference play, Kiffin has very quickly turned the Owls' program around and has them even nationally ranked in preseason polls like Sports Illustrated.
Lane Kiffin Fires His Dad Monte Kiffin
"You will be coached by the best for 3-4 years if you come to Tennessee" - states Lane Kiffin
As I go back through Lane Kiffin's infamous career, I realize that most of his so-called "slip ups" came in the media and the way Kiffin was portrayed as a ingenious play caller was simply falsified. Coach Kiffin needed his own personnel to run the scheme he wanted and when he inherited a team that didn't have the pieces he needed, he failed miserably. When Kiffin is able to recruit his own players and go after EMCC greats like Tim Bonner, who will lead the Owl's defense, which returns 10 starters off of last years team, he won historically. If there is ever a break-through year for Lane Kiffin where he can rectify his own status as an NCAA Head Coach and show that the Owls were not a one-and-done mid-major program, it is the 2018 season. I guess it is time for Lane Kiffin to keep tweeting and design his magical comeback recruit by recruit and win by win. Can this formerly boisterous coach bring Florida Atlantic to a BCS bowl? They will have to run the table and win in a dominating fashion to make it out of Conference USA, but if anyone can put Florida Atlantic on the map, it's Coach Kiffin. Either negatively or positively (as of late), there is a saying in sports that "all press, is good press". Lane Kiffin certainly brings the press to your door step, as he is the most unorthodox coach in all of college football.
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