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Lane Kiffin says he ‘got in trouble’ for dog years joke at Alabama

Lane Kiffin made some questionable comments about his time working under Nick Saban just before he parted ways with Alabama, and very few people believe that was a coincidence. Kiffin isn’t exactly claiming it was, either.In an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show” on ESPN Radio Monday, Kiffin was asked if he was happy at Alabama. The FAU coach admitted he faced many challenges...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Florida Atlantic DE Trey Hendrickson

From now until the 2017 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked...
Via Steelers Depot
9 days ago

Cokley scores 19 points off bench, leads UAB past FAU, 79-59

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Chris Cokley came off the Alabama-Birmingham bench to score 19 points and grab a half-dozen rebounds as the Blazers beat Florida Atlantic 79-59 on Thursday night. William Lee had 17 points and had 11 rebounds for the Blazers, scoring his 1,000th career point. UAB moved into a tie with Marshall, which lost to Rice 89-88, for sixth place in Conference USA...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

FAU beats UTSA 73-66, gets conference tourney berth

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Adonis Filer scored 20 points and FAU pulled ahead early to beat UTSA 73-66 on Saturday night to earn the final berth in the Conference USA Tournament. Gerdarius Troutman's 3-pointer put FAU up for good, 5-4, en route to a 36-29 halftime lead, with the Owls outscoring the Roadrunners 18-12 in the paint in the half. FAU led by 15, 46-31, after opening the...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

UTEP beats Florida Atlantic 60-55 behind Artis, Harris

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Dominic Artis scored 12 points with nine rebounds, Omega Harris had 11 points and eight boards, and Texas-El Paso beat Florida Atlantic 60-55 on Thursday night. Adonis Filer hit a 3 for Florida Atlantic to pull to 42-40 with 11 minutes left. Filer added another layup, again reducing the deficit to two, 46-44, but Matt Willms made a pair free throws, and Harris...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

FAU hits 15 3-pointers in 94-82 win over Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Gerdarius Troutman hit seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points, both career highs, Adonis Filer made 9 of 10 free throws and finished with 17 points and Florida Atlantic pulled away in the second half to beat Southern Miss 94-82 on Saturday night. Troutman was 9-of-12 shooting, Filer was 4 of 4 from the field and Justin Massey scored 14 points, including...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Evans helps Rice hold off Florida Atlantic 81-75 in OT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Marcus Evans scored 28 points and the go-ahead basket while Marquez Letcher-Ellis made four-straight free throws in the last 17 seconds and Rice edged past Florida Atlantic 81-75 in overtime on Saturday night. Evans scored 23 of his 28 points after halftime as Rice rallied from a 39-35 deficit at the break. Evans had made two free throws to put Rice ahead...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

The 'But two days ago, Dan Quinn was a genius' quiz

Here's a quick recap of Dan Quinn's last 48 hours: Team chokes away 25-point lead in the biggest game in franchise history.  Loses genius wunderkind offensive coordinator to conference rival (after genius wunderkind got lost in bowels of the stadium à la 'Spinal Tap' after the game). Replaces said wunderkind coordinator with someone who is likely not a genius.  Made this kid...
February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic holds on to beat Charlotte 77-75

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jailyn Ingram scored 17 points and Florida Atlantic took a 77-75 victory over Charlotte on Thursday night. FAU's Justin Massey made a 3-pointer with 2:14 left and Adonis Filer added a layup 20 seconds later for a 77-71 lead. Two turnovers led to Charlotte baskets by Austin Ajukwa and Jon Davis to make it 77-75 with 48 seconds remaining. After Filer missed...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin has explanation for horrible hype video

Lane Kiffin and his FAU program went viral earlier this week for all the wrong reasons, and now the new Owls head coach has an explanation for what happened.Kiffin, clearly subscribing to the “any publicity is good publicity” mantra, says the video was horrible on purpose in order to generate attention. The video was posted by FAU on Friday. It was intended to get the program’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin is pumped for FAU football in promo video (not really)

Lane Kiffin doesn’t seem too happy about his new job at Florida Atlantic. In a promo video for national signing day, the poor fella sounds like he’s reading a ransom note. What an exciting time.Maybe Kiffin just realized that by not honoring the commitment of a player who was recruited by the previous coach, the recruit’s powerhouse high school is now freezing out Kiffin.Talking...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic beats Florida International 83-65

MIAMI (AP) Adonis Filer and Gerdarius Troutman had 18 points each Thursday night and Florida Atlantic snapped a four-game losing streak with an 83-65 win over Florida International. Jeantal Cylla added 16 points and Ronald Delph scored 10 for the Owls (6-13, 2-6 Conference USA), who swept the season series with the Golden Panthers (5-16, 1-7) for the first time since the 2010...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

UAB holds off Florida Atlantic 80-78

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) William Lee had 16 points and nine rebounds and UAB survived a late burst from Florida Atlantic to win 80-78 on Thursday night. The Blazers (12-7, 5-1 Conference USA) led by 10 with 2:35 to go before Jeantal Cylla scored the next six points to pull the Owls (5-12, 1-5) to 74-70 with 1:44 left. Chris Cokley had a pair of jumpers and Deion Lavender hit 2 of...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Rutherford, Filer lead FAU past FIU for 1st C-USA win, 73-64

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Nick Rutherford and Adonis Filer combined to score 27 points and Florida Atlantic held on to beat Florida International 73-64 Saturday afternoon in a battle between teams in search of their first win in Conference USA play. Florida Atlantic (5-9, 1-2) built a 10-point lead in the first half, taking a 40-30 advantage into intermission and led 64-51 with under...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL head coaches with the best winning percentages of all time

It is hard to win in the NFL, let alone winning consistently. These head coaches have the best winning percentages of all time.
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin got ditched by the Alabama team buses… again

Lane Kiffin just can’t seem to get a ride, man. The Alabama offensive coordinator was once again ditched by his own team’s transportation following Thursday’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl media session. Kiffin stuck around the Georgia Dome for some extra interviews, and when he walked out from the locker room to where the buses were supposed to be waiting, he was greeted by what...
Via The Comeback
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Reed leads Miami to 76-56 win over Florida Atlantic

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Davon Reed scored 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting and tied his career high by making 5 of 9 3-pointers to lead Miami to a 76-56 victory over Florida Atlantic on Friday night. Miami (8-2) took the lead for good after a 12-2 run during a 4:36 stretch midway through the first half. Anthony Lawrence keyed the surge with two 3-pointers. Lawrence's second 3 with...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lane Kiffin to FAU talks hit snag

After missing out on the Houston job, Lane Kiffin was in negotiations for the Florida Atlantic head coaching gig, but those talks apparently have hit a snag. Football Scoop reported Saturday that “FAU and Lane Kiffin were in talks deep into Friday night but negotiations have hit a stumbling block.” ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit reported that Kiffin had a deal in place with a school...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

FAU takes advantage of late Ohio St. turnovers in OT win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Adonis Filer notched a season-high 23 points and Florida Atlantic handed Ohio State their first home loss of the season, 79-77 in overtime on Tuesday night. A mishandled pass by Marc Loving gave FAU a last-shot opportunity, and Nick Rutherford banked in a layup for the lead with one second left in overtime. The Buckeyes lead by a point at halftime, and held...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Edwards' last-second 3 lifts UT Martin past FAU 82-81

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Kedar Edwards hit a 3-pointer with one second left and UT Martin rallied to an 82-81 win over Florida Atlantic on Tuesday night for the Skyhawks' tenth straight home victory. Edwards received the inbound pass in the backcourt, took three dribbles, went behind the back and drained a deep 3. Trailing by seven at halftime, the Skyhawks took a 79-78 lead after...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

FAU overcomes slow start, beats South Florida 78-62

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Jailyn Ingram had 16 points and eight rebounds and Florida Atlantic overcame a slow start on Tuesday night to beat South Florida 78-62. Ronald Delph added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Gerdarius Troutman scored 15 with four 3-pointers. FAU (2-3) never trailed after taking a 26-25 lead during an 11-0, first-half run. South Florida (2-2) tied it twice early...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic has 36-0 run in win over Edward Waters

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Adonis Filer scored 17 points and Florida Atlantic rolled past Edward Waters 98-64 with a 36-0 second-half run on Sunday for the Owls' first victory. Nick Rutherford added 16 points and eight rebounds, Jailyn Ingram had 16 points, Frank Booker 15, Gerdarius Troutman 12 and Ronald Delph 10 rebounds with eight points. The Owls (1-3) led by nine at half before...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas St. holds off Florida Atlantic 61-57

HONOLULU (AP) Kavin Gilder-Tilbury scored 19 points and Nijal Pearson had 18 to lead Texas State past Florida Atlantic 61-57 Friday night in the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic. Gilder-Tilbury was 6-for-11 shooting including 3 for 5 from beyond the 3-point arc. Pearson made his college debut going 7 for 12 from the floor. He grabbed four rebounds and had a game-high three steals...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic unable to hold off Keion Davis in loss to Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Keion Davis ran in two touchdowns, including the winning score late in the fourth quarter, to lift Marshall past Florida Atlantic in a 27-21 win Saturday night. Trailing 21-19 late in the fourth quarter, Marshall (2-4, 1-1 Conference USA) drove 80 yards in 14 plays to set up Davis' go-ahead touchdown run from the 1, and Chase Litton connected with Josh Knight...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Marshall overtakes Florida Atlantic in 27-21 win

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Keion Davis ran in two touchdowns, including the winning score late in the fourth quarter, to lift Marshall past Florida Atlantic in a 27-21 win Saturday night. Trailing 21-19 late in the fourth quarter, Marshall (2-4, 1-1 Conference USA) drove 80 yards in 14 plays to set up Davis' go-ahead touchdown run from the 1, and Chase Litton connected with Josh Knight...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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