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Lane Kiffin, FAU agree to 10-year contract extension

New deal keeps Owls head coach in Boca Raton through 2027

FAU head coach Lane Kiffin will be in Boca Raton for years to come. (Bryan Hursh)

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lane Kiffin is being rewarded with a long-term contract extension for resurrecting Florida Atlantic football.

ESPN is reporting that FAU and its first-year head coach have agreed to a new 10-year contract running through 2027.

FAU (10-3) faces Akron (7-6) on Tuesday night in the Boca Raton Bowl on campus.

Under Kiffin, the Owls have won nine straight games and captured the Conference USA championship with a perfect record against C-USA opponents. The Owls had three consecutive three-win seasons prior to Kiffin's arrival.

"This is further proof of FAU's unbridled ambition," FAU president John Kelly told ESPN.com hours before the game.

The nine-game winning streak is the second longest in the country behind undefeated Central Florida.

Kiffin signed a five-year contract when he came to FAU last December after spending the previous three seasons as Alabama's offensive coordinator under Nick Saban. He has previously been a head coach at Tennessee, Southern California and with the NFL's Oakland Raiders.


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