Lane Kiffin might be gone after this season.
Lane Kiffin has a firm grasp on the media’s attention. Ever since his departure from Tennessee in order to take over the USC job, Kiffin has been a name to watch out for.
Most recently, he’s put FAU on the map.
FAU suffered through three-straight 3-9 seasons before Kiffin’s arrival. With the boisterous head coach and Kendal Briles as the offensive coordinator, FAU finished the 2017 season with an undefeated record in conference play and an 11-3 record overall.
With his success, ESPN college football writer Mark Schlabach doesn’t expect him to be at FAU for much longer.
With another 10-win season — the Owls bring back quarterback Jason Driskel, running back Devin Singletary and added a few key transfers — Kiffin will be one of the hottest coaching candidates going into the 2018 silly season. As long as Kiffin doesn’t implode on Twitter, he’ll be coaching at a Power 5 school in 2019.
Lane Kiffin’s Owls destroyed Akron in the team’s bowl game, and with another successful campaign in 2018, Kiffin might find himself at the helm of another major conference program.