According to a report from Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman, just hours before FAU is set to play in its bowl game, the two sides are finalizing a huge 10-year contract extension for the controversial coach.
The 10 wins represent the most in program history for the Owls in their 13 years as an FBS school.
Head coach Terry Bowden's team started out 1-3 in what looked like another mediocre season, but the Zips started beating the mediocre teams, then stunned Western Michigan and beat a superior OH squad to take control of the MAC East. Before his arrival, the Owls had three consecutive 3-9 seasons.
"I'm old enough to put in Tampa-2 and had teams that began to use the defenses that he made legendary", the younger Bowden said of the older Kiffin.
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FAU gave Kiffin a new ten-year deal that runs through December of 2027.
It would be surprising to see Kiffin stick around for the first five years, let alone 10 years.
Kiffin owns a 45-24 record all-time as a head coach that includes stops at USC and Tennessee. He also posted a 5-15 record with the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League in just over a year at the helm from 2007 to 2008.
Where is the Boca Raton Bowl, and how can I watch? The Owls will bowl for the first time since 2008 under ex-Miami coach Howard Schnellenberger, and the third time ever.
"There's no entitlement with these kids".
"And we haven't done anything else differently, so it has to be Lane", Kelly said. We expected to win the conference championship, and we expected to play in a premier bowl like this.