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You can remove Lane Kiffin from LSU's offensive coordinator search list.

Kiffin, who has served as Alabama's offensive coordinator for the past three seasons, has accepted a job to become head coach at Florida Atlantic, according to multiple sources.


Kiffin's name had been linked to the LSU offensive coordinator job on Ed Orgeron's staff many times over the past two weeks. Orgeron worked under Kiffin at Tennessee in 2009 and at USC from 2010 to 2013 and both coaches are very close friends.

Candidates for the job now include Pitt OC Matt Canada, former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, and Steve Sarkisian.
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Great hire for FAU, now with Kiffin, Strong, Richt and McElwain that state will be a knockdown drag out recruiting war!
Reply52 months
And it to forget Jimbo
52 months
I think its a great move. he wants to go to a smaller school where he can win 6 or 7 games and be a god and then build the program up and get a bigger opportunity he has failed at 3 major jobs before so just start over and do it the right way and then maybe be a head coach 5 yrs from now and if he fails and is fired he can always go to a major program and be a o.c. win win if u ask me and the money aint a issue the guy been making millions the last 8 yrs or so. so making 600k free home no bills and probably able to eat for free wherever he goes shouldn't be a concern. I like what u did kiffin and im sure bama does as well.
Reply52 months
Absolutely positively correct bluephe1914. Actually a smart move by Kiffin. He will make FAU competitive and anyone with a HC vacancy will be lining up to sign him in a couple of years.
52 months
So Kiffin could have earned near 2 mil to be OC at LSU, but took the HC job at a low-tier Group of 5 school in which he's only making 600k...Oh and we lost Narcisse earlier today and the week before Myles Brennan stated that he was "exploring his options"...24 he's after we offered Bama's 5 star QB commit....not a good start to the Orgeron era, that's for sure.
Reply52 months
It is a good start. With Narcisse and his 2 torn ACL's leaving and possibly Canada running a pro style offense, I fully expect Brennan to reaffirm his commitment to the Tigers! That would be great news to me!
52 months
brennan will be on board with lsu im 90 percent sure well i hope he is. maybe if i pray a little harder lsu will land brennan's wishes to sign him on the dotted line
52 months
This is what happens when Saban drops you.
Reply52 months
I like Canada, but he moves around A Lot! Check his record. Helfrich would probably be more stable, but he's been a HC and will likely leave if offered. This is just the nature of the business. Either way, it will be a major upgrade over what we've had the last 12 years!
Reply52 months
Would prefer and want Mark Helfrich out of the remaining candidates.
Reply52 months
Now can we please move on! We were gonna be in this same predicament next year if we hired him! #next
Reply52 months
I am happy for us
Reply52 months
Good Riddance!! Now get off the pot and let's get this done!
Reply52 months
Is FAU on Bama's scheduled big payout game anytime soon?
Reply52 months
Go get the Oregon guy now. Lock it up today.
Reply52 months
This is really becoming a farce
Reply52 months
LSU needs to name an OC NOW!
Reply52 months
Alleva is running the athletic department into the ground
Reply52 months
Ha! FAU! What an idiot!
Reply52 months
FAU??? Hahaha, i wonder how much the Bama boosters are supplementing the FAU athletic department to keep him away from LSU? He will disappear and never be seen as a HC after this job...
Reply52 months
I was going to post the same thing... Alabama knows what LK would have done with the talent that we have on offense... So I wouldn't doubt it
52 months
considering yall still dont have a qb we dont need to waste the money keeping him from yall..
52 months
SEC never was going to let this happen at LSU.
Reply52 months
Damn, that guy had the chest and the want to get out of Bama.
Reply52 months
What a mistake on his part.
Reply52 months
I give him 3 yrs and he's fired!
52 months
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