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Report: Lane Kiffin Has Been "Vetted" For The FSU Job

A closeup of Lane Kiffin.

BOCA RATON, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls looks on against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats during the second half at FAU Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Florida State Seminoles are in search of a new head coach after the program fired former head coach Willie Taggart after just two season - well, fewer than two seasons actually.

With Taggart out, Florida State is big-game hunting for their next head coach. Penn State's James Franklin, Iowa State's Matt Campbell and Baylor's Matt Rhule have all been named as potential candidates.

Even Notre Dame's Brian Kelly has been listed as a possible Taggart replacement.

However, the Seminoles don't appear to be gaining traction with any of those names. A new report suggests Florida State has turned its attention to two other candidates.

Former USC and Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin - currently at FAU - and Indiana's Tom Allen are the two newest candidates.

Here's more from FootballScoop:

Sources tell FootballScoop Lane Kiffin has been vetted, as has Indiana head coach Tom Allen. On campus, players are beginning to ask if Odell Haggins could be the next Ed Orgeron.

Kiffin is 24-13 in just under three seasons at Florida Atlantic. After leading the Owls to an 11-3 record in his first season, the team won just five games in 2018. However, Florida Atlantic bounced back this season with eight wins so far.

Allen, meanwhile, went 5-7 in his first two years at Indiana's head coach. The Hoosiers enjoyed a return to winning football this year and currently sit at 7-4 on the season.

Stay tuned for the latest.