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FAU WR John Franklin III runs blazing 4.19 40-yard dash

One name to watch out for at the NFL Combine will be John Franklin III.A video posted to YouTube last week shows Franklin running a blazing 4.19 40-yard dash time: Franklin was a well-traveled college player who will be looking to make it as a wide receiver in the NFL.Franklin began his career as a quarterback at Florida State. He transferred to East Mississippi Community College...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Kiffin leaving his brother Lane and FAU for job with 49ers

After spending one year at Florida Atlantic, Chris Kiffin, brother of head coach Lane Kiffin, is reportedly leaving for a job in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers.Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reports Kiffin will be the Pass Rush Specialist for the 49ers in 2018. Kiffin has spent one year in the NFL previously, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an intern back in 2007. He’s spent...
Via Sportsnaut
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin lands former Alabama top RB BJ Emmons

Lane Kiffin is building a monster at FAU one transfer at a time.For his latest act, Kiffin landed former Alabama running back BJ Emmons, who signed with Florida Atlantic on Wednesday. Emmons was a top running back in 2016 and rushed for 173 yards on 35 carries for the Tide that season. He transferred to Hutchinson Community College and played there last year, so he would be eligible...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

The 'More things change...' quiz

After all that...after injuries both catastrophic and overblown, after miracles both mundane and mind-blowing, after one of the more unpredictable seasons in NFL history, the No. 1 seed from each conference will square off in Super Bowl LII...again. Here are a few of the more interesting points about the Conference Championship Games and the upcoming Super Bowl rematch: The New England...
January 22, 2018  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin’s FAU starting QB suddenly retires from football

When Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic take the field in 2018, they’ll be doing so without 2017’s starting quarterback. Jason Driskel, who led the Owls on a 10-game winning streak to finish the year, announced his immediate retirement from football. Driskel completed 66.5 percent of his passes as a junior, for 2,247 yards with 15 touchdowns and only four interceptions.While it’s hard...
Via Sportsnaut
January 18, 2018  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin hires 24-year-old offensive coordinator

Age is just a number, but when a 24-year-old is hired as the offensive coordinator at a Football Bowl Subdivision program, the decision will turn heads. Lane Kiffin has brought in Charlie Weis Jr. to lead the Florida Atlantic offense.Chuck King of FAU Owl Access reported the move, noting that Weis will be the youngest current coordinator in the FBS.The son of former NFL assistant...
Via Sportsnaut
January 17, 2018  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin poached Nick Saban's staff with new hire

Lane Kiffin talks a lot of crap about Alabama and Nick Saban, but he must see some value in what his old boss has done as he’s now hired a second person away from the Crimson Tide. According to Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated, Kiffin hired defensive analyst Wes Neighbors to become his new safety coach at FAU. Previously, Kiffin hired then-Alabama strength coach Wilson Love to...
Via Sportsnaut
January 12, 2018  |  Discuss

Here’s the hilarious reason Lane Kiffin got an NCAA violation

Lane Kiffin has become an entertaining follow on social media, but one of his hilarious, harmless tweets actually resulted in an NCAA violation.In late October, the Florida Atlantic head coach responded to posts from Lamar Jackson and joked that the Louisville quarterback should return home to South Florida and play for FAU.While appearing on The Dan Le Batard Show, Kiffin — after...
Via Sportsnaut
January 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin talks about ‘miserable’ atmosphere at Alabama

Lane Kiffin has made it abundantly clear that coaching at Alabama was not something he enjoyed, and he gets more and more candid about his time in Tuscaloosa by the day.In an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show” this week, Kiffin said his departure from Alabama has reminded him that football is supposed to be fun.“It doesn’t have to be miserable,” Kiffin said, as transcribed by...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 04, 2018  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin explains why he ran up score on Akron

Lane Kiffin showed no mercy during FAU’s 50-3 thumping of Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night.Not only did Kiffin’s squad win by 47 points, but the Owls head coach was doing things like going for two while up 35-3 in the third quarter, and throwing passes up 50-3 in the fourth quarter.So why did Kiffin do all that? He says it was prompted by an Akron official talking trash...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 20, 2017  |  Discuss

FAU gives Lane Kiffin a 10-year deal

Hours before his team hits the field for the Boca Raton bowl, Lane Kiffin received a new deal.FAU gave Kiffin a new ten-year deal that runs through December of 2027. It’s unclear how much he will earn, but considering his performance, the number will probably be around “a lot.” He started the season with a 1-3 record, but finished with a nine-game winning streak to win the C-USA...
Via The Sports Post
December 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic celebrates title win by having Lane Kiffin become Beyonce in funny video

Florida Atlantic destroyed North Texas in the Conference USA Championship Game on Saturday, 41-17, and Lane Kiffin’s team will be going bowling in his first season as head coach.Kiffin’s team has won nine straight games, and it’s looking like the university made a great hire in bringing him in to coach the team. At 10-3, there’s still room for improvement, but Kiffin’s success should...
Via The Sports Daily
December 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin ‘not really big on humiliating assistant coaches’

Lane Kiffin spent three years on Nick Saban’s staff as offensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide. While the new Florida Atlantic Owls head coach obviously learned a thing or two from Saban, Kiffin seems to not agree with his former boss’ habit of “humiliating assistant coaches.”Kiffin famously and publicly was on the receiving end of several Saban tirades during his tenure...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 19, 2017  |  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 but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic unveils new football uniforms

Florida Atlantic University has had a football team for 12 years, and they finally decided to make a switch and get rid of the white helmets.  I love the wings on the sides of the jerseys, which seem to be a staple for Adidas schools that have a bird as their mascot (Florida Atlantic Owls).  The striping on the helmet looks great and I like the logo on the helmet with the number...
Via Diehardsport
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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