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Lane Kiffin, FAU finalizing 10-year deal

Lane Kiffin, FAU finalizing 10-year deal

Check out their predictions for the Boca Raton Bowl below.

Akron is making its second bowl appearance in three seasons. It's also the third bowl in Akron history.

Following the incredible season that Kiffin had with the Owls in his first year at the helm, he was not considered for any of the major Power 5 jobs that were open, and soon it was evident he would be returning to FAU for the 2018 season. They defeated North Texas earlier this month in the Conference USA title game. Akron needs a huge game from redshirt freshman QB Kato Nelson, who went to high school about 35 miles south of FAU Stadium, in the Fort Lauderdale suburbs. FAU leads the FBS with 20 interceptions, and Akron is second with 19.

- The northbound outside lane of FAU Boulevard leaving to Spanish River Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In fact, having an ample amount of time to prepare for Akron's trick plays mixed in with a dominant running game will make for some fun college football.

Beyond the crowd support, there's another reason to pick against the Zips here: Any time they've faced an explosive offense this season - be it Penn State, Iowa State, Troy or Toledo - they've lost.




He started the season with a 1-3 record, but finished with a nine-game winning streak to win the C-USA.

For more on the Zips, check out SB Nation's MAC blog, Hustle Belt. The Mountaineers averaged 223.3 yards per game, rushed for 27 touchdowns, and had eight different players with a rushing TD, although no individual rushed for more than 912 yards.

It would be surprising to see Kiffin stick around for the first five years, let alone 10 years.

"That keeps you in ballgames, That's going to be one of our hardest jobs - slowing down that offense that he's got at Florida Atlantic", Bowden said, referring to Kiffin.

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