Another poor finish sends Raiders to 0-3 start under Gruden
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The last time an Oakland Raiders coach watched his team lose back-to-back games when leading after three quarters, late owner Al Davis brought out the overhead projector and fired Lane Kiffin.
There will be no repeat with Jon Gruden this week, even if that doesn’t ...
Locksley presiding over No. 1 Alabama’s potent offense
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — If Mike Locksley lacks the national cachet of other recent Alabama offensive coordinators, he does have the numbers — and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa — on his side.
He’s not a big-name former head coach at a football powerhouse, like Lane Kiffin and (briefly) Steve ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A year ago, Chris Robison was a redshirting freshman throwing passes to the practice squad guys for FAU coach Lane Kiffin. On Saturday, he was breaking school records.
Robison completed 33 of 40 passes for a school-record 471 yards and three touchdowns and FAU ...
Florida Atlantic (11-3 last year) at Oklahoma (12-2), Noon ET (Fox)
Line: Oklahoma by 21.
Series Record: First meeting.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Oklahoma appears positioned to make a run at another College Football Playoff berth. While Florida Atlantic has improved greatly under ...
Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference the first weekend of the 2018 season:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Oklahoma. The Sooners have won three Big 12 championships in a row, and last season went to the College Football Playoff for the second time. Conference USA ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Weis Jr. has been on the field celebrating Super Bowl wins. He’s worn a headset on the sidelines at Notre Dame games, studied under Nick Saban and interned for Bill Belichick.
He’s learned from the best.
And he’s a mere 25 years old.
Age is just ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — After leading the nation in touchdowns last season, Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary got a gift from Owls coach Lane Kiffin.
It was a book. The title: “Ego is the enemy.”
Kiffin said the book worked wonders on him, and he’s hoping the same rings ...
Lane Kiffin knew very little about Conference USA before he became Florida Atlantic’s head coach. Same for Butch Davis at Florida International.
The high-profile coaches made immediate impacts in their new league, and at their new schools not all that far apart.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — There was a banner on the Florida Atlantic practice field commemorating the team’s accomplishments from last season, which included an 11-3 record, a Conference USA championship and a blowout victory in a bowl game.
That banner is no more.
FAU coach Lane ...
Alabama football: Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll leaves for NFL
TUSCALOOSA — For the fourth time in 14 months, Alabama is in search of an offensive coordinator.
The Buffalo Bills named Brian Daboll their offensive coordinator on Sunday afternoon, returning the 42-year-old back to his hometown and leaving Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban in a familiar ...
Tampa, Fla. — Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin was making the Outback Bowl practice rounds Wednesday, stopping in first to see South Carolina and then Michigan.
Kiffin, accompanied by his father Monte, a FAU defensive assistant, and his young son, spent time chatting with Michigan coach ...
Lane Train: Kiffin and FAU leave no doubt, beat Akron 50-3
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin’s first bowl game at Florida Atlantic was the perfect microcosm of his first season with the Owls.
Slow start. Super finish.
And the future could be even better.
Devin Singletary ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns, Jason Driskel accounted ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic have agreed on a six-year extension through 2027.
The person says the additional length of the deal is the only new element already agreed upon. The person spoke to The Associated Press ...
Boca Raton Bowl: Akron (7-6) vs. FAU (10-3), Dec. 19, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Florida Atlantic by 22.
Series Record: first meeting.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
In coach Lane Kiffin’s first year at Florida Atlantic, the Owls reached a bowl for the first time since a 2008 Motor City Bowl ...
Camp Randall Stadium
One of more eye-opening stats from the opener was UW’s nine penalties, its most in a game since 2008. Speaking of trouble makers, Lane Kiffin is coming to town. That Kiffin’s debut with the Owls, a 42-19 home loss to ...
FAU, Navy, Miami and Memphis prepping for home bowl games
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Sometime late Friday afternoon, Florida Atlantic will load up its luggage and head south to the hotel that will house the Conference USA champions for their bowl-game preparations.
It’ll be a 4-mile drive.
The comforts of home await the Owls this weekend as ...
UCF’s Frost wins Eddie Robinson coach of the year award
DALLAS (AP) — Scott Frost, who led Central Florida to a perfect regular season before taking the Nebraska job, has won the Eddie Robinson Award as the national coach of the year.
The Football Writers Association of America and the Sugar Bowl announced the winner Thursday. In his second ...
Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost has been named one of eight finalists for the 2017 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. Frost was honored for his work this season at UCF, where he guided the Knights to the only undefeated season in the FBS ranks, just two seasons after inheriting a winless ...
The Latest: At least 4 teams get bowl games at home
The Latest on the College Football Playoff and bowl selection Sunday (all times Eastern):
Add Florida Atlantic to the list of teams playing bowl games on their home fields.
Florida Atlantic will cap its breakthrough season under first-year coach Lane Kiffin by facing ...
Akron (7-6, Mid-American Conference) vs. Florida Atlantic (10-3, Conference USA), Dec. 19, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
LOCATION: Boca Raton, Florida
Akron: LB Ulysees Gilbert is a first-team all-Mid-American Conference selection who has recorded more than 120 tackles each of the ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is leaving Florida Atlantic. Someday.
The Owls aren’t living in fear that it’s soon.
Kiffin figures to have many of the things that athletic directors and search committees at Florida State, Central Florida, Arkansas and, yes, even Tennessee would ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin has won much bigger games. He’s got national championships, Southeastern Conference titles, victories before more than 100,000 fans and with millions more watching on television.
This one wasn’t like those.
It still mattered plenty.
Kiffin is ...
Kiffin and FAU set to face North Texas for C-USA title
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin used the line less than a minute into in his introductory speech when taking over as coach at Florida Atlantic, and has repeated the phrase often since.
“For us to do the impossible, we have to see the invisible,” Kiffin said.
The mantra that ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin never definitively said what his expectation was for his first season at Florida Atlantic, though one thing is absolutely certain.
He did not expect this.
FAU is already 7-3, with six wins in a row. And that unexpected twist to this college ...
Virginia is bowl eligible for the first time since 2011 after beating Georgia Tech this weekend.
With the victory, the Cavaliers avoided what would have been a stressful stretch run.
Virginia won five of its first six games this season, but a difficult November schedule put win No. 6 ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Marshall University faces a Florida Atlantic University team Friday that is happy keeping the football on the ground.
The FAU Owls are one of the top teams nationally in rushing, averaging 296 yards per game.
Normally, when someone thinks of a team with a strong ...
What has made Florida Atlantic such an offensive juggernaut?
Is it first-year coach Lane Kiffin?
Is it star running back Devin Singletary?
Is it the Owls’ up-tempo pace that wears down foes?
All those factors play a role in FAU averaging 51.8 points in Conference USA play ...
Lane Kiffin has FAU nearing bowl eligibility _ and more
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — There were 28 voters in the Conference USA preseason football poll, and none picked Florida Atlantic as the team that would win the league’s East division.
It would not be accurate to say that no one thought the Owls could grab that title.
FAU coach Lane ...
When is the last time Marshall faced former NFL head coaches in back-to-back football games?
Yet, that will be the case during the next eight days.
The Herd will host Butch Davis’ FIU Panthers at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Edwards Stadium. Then, Marshall ...
COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a fraud suit filed against Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin.
Shelby County Circuit Judge Lara Alvis dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it can’t be refiled. The decision was entered on Oct. 10, according to online court ...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jason Driskel scored four of Florida Atlantic’s eight rushing touchdowns as the Owls scored at least twice in every quarter, defeating Old Dominion 58-28 Saturday night.
The Owls (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA) piled up 550 yards of offense, 453 on the ground, in a game that ...
BYU Football Opponents Power Rankings: Wisconsin, LSU with impressive first-game victories
1. No. 9 Wisconsin (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten West) Last Week: 1
Results: Alex Hornibrook threw three touchdown passes and Wisconsin had a 49-point second half to defeat Utah State 59-10.
Game On: Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic (0-1), 10 a.m. MT (BTN)
What’s Up? The Wisconsin-Utah State ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic has reinstated wide receiver Kalib Woods to the football team, even though he still faces felony battery charges stemming from a fight in January.
Owls coach Lane Kiffin says Woods will not be on scholarship.
Woods is accused of striking two ...
Lightning drags out Kiffin’s debut, Navy tops FAU 42-19
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin’s debut at Florida Atlantic lasted nearly six hours, featured three lightning delays and ended with almost no one left in the stands.
It was unforgettable.
It was also unsuccessful.
Zach Abey ran for 235 yards and two touchdowns, and Navy ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — They’re expecting a big crowd at Florida Atlantic for Lane Kiffin’s first game as coach, with a sellout of the Owls’ on-campus stadium seeming like a possibility.
That would mean a crowd of about 30,000.
Let that serve as yet another example of how it’s all ...
SEPT. 9 | CAMP RANDALL STADIUM
Florida Atlantic went with a big name when it decided to reboot the program, hiring Lane Kiffin to replace Charlie Partridge. A former UW assistant, Partridge went 9-27 in three seasons with the Owls. Kiffin spent the past three seasons as ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is trolling you.
When Ole Miss parted ways with coach Hugh Freeze last month and Kiffin quickly followed a slew of Rebel-related accounts on Twitter, Florida Atlantic’s coach did so knowing it would spark Lane-is-going-there talk. He orchestrated the
With NCAA shadow looming over UNC, Butch Davis returns to sidelines in sunny Florida
In North Carolina’s parallel football universe, the 2017 season won’t open in Chapel Hill with a 12:10 p.m. game against California on Sept. 2.
Instead, an orbiting Tar Heel season will start on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. in Orlando, Fla., where Butch Davis’ first Florida International team will ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is the head coach at LSU.
No, not that one.
Kiffin is still the coach at Florida Atlantic, which has a roster — and coaching staff — featuring many people who have encountered more than a few problems along their various circuitous routes to Boca ...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Butch Davis is back on the sideline, and Lane Kiffin is again leading his own program.
While those high-profile coaches get ready for their Conference USA debuts — Davis at FIU and
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin went out and spoke to some colleagues earlier this week.
They weren’t football coaches.
Kiffin’s first training camp as coach at Florida Atlantic opens Thursday, and ordinarily at this time of year he’d be swamped by writing practice scripts and ...
I had to laugh when former Alabama assistant and now head coach at Florida Atlantic Lane Kiffin said, “I’m not really big on humiliating assistant coaches in front of everybody.” Kiffin, of course, was on the receiving end of some salty Nick Saban salvos during his tenure in Tuscaloosa. … And ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin had his trademark windbreaker on for Florida Atlantic’s spring game, replete with the omnipresent visor underneath the headset.
The look for FAU’s coach hasn’t changed.
Just about everything else has, of course.
He’s 750 miles from Alabama ...
COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama receiver Antonio “A.C.” Carter has filed a fraud suit against Florida Atlantic, coach Lane Kiffin and the state of Florida.
The lawsuit accuses Kiffin and the school of offering him a job to get him to help sign a “coveted prospect,” and then going ...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says Lane Kiffin is hiring his father Monte Kiffin to be part of the staff at Florida Atlantic.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because Monte Kiffin’s role has not been completely defined ...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After only one game as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian is heading to the NFL.
To work with MVP quarterback Matt Ryan and the league’s highest-scoring offense, no less.
Less than 24 hours after
Steve Sarkisian has agreed to become the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator, the team announced on Tuesday.
He will replace Kyle Shanahan, who was named the San Francisco 49ers’ head coach on Monday.
Sarkisian was recently promoted to offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson ...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — They are the coaches behind the coaches, pouring over hours of video and logging plays. They spot trends and make suggestions. Their work produces the building blocks of a game plan.
They have duties similar to graduate assistants, but without having to juggle all that ...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson doesn’t think an offensive coordinator change a week ahead of the national championship game will bother the Crimson Tide.
Steve Sarkisian took over the top-ranked Tide’s offense Monday when Lane Kiffin left a week earlier than ...
CLEMSON — Ben Boulware first saw the news on ESPN as he caught a glimpse of the television on his way to watch film ahead of next week’s College Football Playoff national championship game.
“That’s weird,” he remembers thinking to himself.
“(But) then I kept walking and went to watch ...