Expect heavy traffic during Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl

Lane Kiffin says FAU went for 2 up 31 points due to trash-talking from an Akron athletics official

Kiffin enjoyed success in his first season in Boca Raton after a bumpy ride as Alabama offensive coordinator during which the Crimson Tide won a national title following the 2015 season. The common belief was Kiffin could use FAU as a launching pad back into a power-conference coaching job. For FAU, the Boca Raton Bowl gives the local fans one last chance to watch this high-powered offense play in their own stadium.

The ESPN college basketball analyst and Florida native has weighed in on Kiffin's big news.

The only other team with a chance to claim that distinction would be UCF, if the Knights can beat Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on January 1.

That isn't to say he isn't thoroughly enamored with the program he turned around in one season.

You can listen to the interview with Kiffin below.

Kiffin's Owls are 10-3 in his first season with the program and have won nine consecutive games. The Owls finished as Conference-USA champions, twice defeating cross-division rival North Texas by lopsided margins (41-17 and 69-31) to earn the league crown. CMU wrapped up the 2017 season on a five-game winning streak as QB Shane Morris (2,908 yards/26 TD) got hot.




"He has kind of been the difference for us the last two or three games", Bowden said.

The Zips are bowling for the second time in three years but just the third time in 32 FBS (or Division I-A) seasons.

His statistics are pedestrian - 61-of-125 for 909 yards with eight touchdowns against two interceptions - but he also had two wins to get the Zips in the MAC title game and to bowl eligibility.

FAU head coach Lane Kiffin walks off the team bus before the team's November 3 game versus Marshall. We expected to win the conference championship, and we expected to play in a premier bowl like this.

Now, is it likely Kiffin will stay the full 10 years?

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