Lane Kiffin

American college football player, college football coach, quarterback Lane Kiffin

Lane Monte Kiffin is currently the head coach of the University of Southern California Trojans college football team. He previously served as offensive coordinator for the USC Trojans from 2005–2006, head coach of the NFL's Oakland Raiders from 2007–2008, and head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers in 2009. Kiffin was the youngest head coach in NFL history when he was with the Raiders, and for a time was the youngest head coach of a BCS Conference team in college football.
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Birthday
09 May 1975
home town
Minnesota
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Boca Raton Bowl: Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic leave no doubt, beat Akron 50-3
LATimes - 2 months
Lane Kiffin ended his first Florida Atlantic season with a flourish, with Devin Singletary running for 124 yards and three touchdowns as the Owls rolled past Akron 50-3 in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night. Singletary finished with 32 touchdowns this season for the Owls (11-3), who ended the...
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Don't tell Lane Kiffin, but USC is in the middle of a screen renaissance
LATimes - 5 months
There were many reasons why Lane Kiffin did not last at USC, but the thing that turned the fans against him was clear. It was all those bubble screens. The screens so agonized the Coliseum crowd during a loss to Washington State in September 2013 that after every timid pass behind the line of scrimmage...
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Starting over at FAU, has Lane Kiffin finally grown up? - ESPN
Google News - 6 months
ESPN Starting over at FAU, has Lane Kiffin finally grown up? ESPN THESE YEEZYS, MAN. You need, like, special dispensation from Kanye himself to get your hands on them, and a lot of people are mad at Lane Kiffin for snagging two pairs. The white sneakers conspicuously placed on the coffee table in the football offices ... Lane Kiffin thinks Alabama would've won 2016's national title if he hadn't leftSB Nation Lane Kiffin: Alabama wins national title had Nick Saban kept meMiami Herald It's showtime for Lane Kiffin and the FAU Owls in opener vs. NavyPalm Beach Post FanSided -Washington Post all 40 news articles »
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College football viewer's guide: Lane Kiffin appetizer, FSU-Bama entree and Texas A&M-UCLA dessert
LATimes - 6 months
Need some help deciding which college football games to watch this weekend? Look no further. TODAY Navy at Florida Atlantic, 5 p.m., ESPNU Lane Kiffin will be back on the sideline as a head coach for the first time since being fired by USC nearly four years ago. Kiffin won his initial outings as...
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John Franklin III leaves Auburn, joins Florida Atlantic; Chris Robison also Owls-bound
ABC News - 6 months
Auburn?quarterback-turned-wide receiver John Franklin III has decided to transfer to? Florida Atlantic, he said in an Instagram post?Tuesday. Franklin, who rose to fame via the Netflix documentary series "Last Chance U," transferred to Auburn from East Mississippi Community College prior to last season. He served as the Tigers' backup quarterback, completing 14 of 26 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 430 yards on 46 carries. He will be playing for coach Lane Kiffin with the Owls. Quarterback De'Andre Johnson, a transfer from Florida State who appeared in Season 2 of "Last Chance U," also is at Florida Atlantic. "I'm doing what I need to do for the betterment of myself as a player, and a man," Franklin wrote on Instagram. "I'm coming home and looking forward to playing my last collegiate season at FAU under coach Lane Kiffin and excited to see what God has in store for me on this journey." Franklin also...
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USC paid Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian a combined $5.8 million in 2015 season. Total games? Five
LATimes - 9 months
USC’s second-highest paid coach for the 2015 football season hadn’t coached the team in more than a year. Its highest-paid coach didn’t make it past October. In the 2015-16 fiscal year, Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian were again among USC’s best-compensated employees, according to the school’s...
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Florida Atlantic's Lane Kiffin says he intentionally made a lame promo video to attract attention
LATimes - about 1 year
Lane Kiffin knew what he was doing. All the squinting, shifting from foot to foot and general lack of enthusiasm from the new Florida Atlantic coach in the most awkward hype video in the history of college football was all for publicity. Or so he says. Last week the school tweeted out a video of...
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Sark lends X-factor to Bama-Clemson - Sports Illustrated
Google News - about 1 year
ABC News Sark lends X-factor to Bama-Clemson Sports Illustrated Alabama-Clemson is a national championship rematch with one unique twist. The guy calling plays for the top-ranked Crimson Tide will be doing so for the first time with Alabama. When head coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin parted ... Steve Sarkisian can't wait to make the calls in title gameUSA TODAY What we learned from 2017 CFB championship-game media dayNFL.com Spectacle of Sarkisian a strange distraction for Alabama before national championshipAL.com Yahoo Sports -SB Nation -Atlanta Journal Constitution -ABC News all 142 news articles »
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Lane Kiffin to leave Alabama before national championship game, to be replaced by Steve Sarkisian
LATimes - about 1 year
Former USC coach Lane Kiffin was already planning to leave Alabama — after the national championship game. Now he’s running ahead of schedule. Alabama Coach Nick Saban announced Monday that Kiffin will leave his post as Alabama’s offensive coordinator to focus on his new job as Florida Atlantic’s...
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Lane Kiffin puts himself back in the spotlight at Peach Bowl, and not in a good way for Alabama
LATimes - about 1 year
Lane Kiffin has maintained a relatively low profile in his three years as Alabama’s offensive coordinator. You didn’t really think he would go out like that, did you? As top-ranked Alabama enters its Saturday showdown with No. 4 Washington in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Peach...
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Lane Kiffin left behind by Alabama buses again
ABC News - about 1 year
ATLANTA -- Lane Kiffin was left behind by the Alabama team buses -- again. This time, it was after Alabama's media day session Thursday morning for the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Kiffin was the last person from the Alabama contingent doing interviews after the hourlong session ended, and by the time he got out of the Georgia Dome locker room to where the buses were supposed to be, they were already headed back to the team hotel in downtown Atlanta. "Yep, got left again," cracked Kiffin, Alabama's offensive coordinator and incoming? Florida Atlantic head coach. It was a similar scene last season after Alabama's 45-40 win over Clemson to win the national championship. Kiffin was still talking to reporters as the team buses were pulling away from the University of Phoenix Stadium. He tried to get officials to stop the buses but to no avail. ?"First, I get fired on the tarmac," Kiffin said at the...
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Rose Bowl participants USC and Penn State have both rebounded from harsh NCAA penalties
LATimes - about 1 year
Aboard a Gulfstream 200 high above a green expanse of Pennsylvania, USC Coach Lane Kiffin and his entourage of assistants traced a path not far from Beaver Stadium, where Penn State plays its football games. It was July 25, 2012, and an unusual connection had formed between the football programs...
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Lane Kiffin is 'humbled' to be the new football coach at Florida Atlantic
LATimes - about 1 year
Florida Atlantic isn’t nearly as flashy as the previous jobs on Lane Kiffin’s coaching resume. It isn’t USC or Tennessee. It isn’t the Oakland Raiders. But on Tuesday morning, Kiffin expressed gratitude for being named the new head coach at the Boca Raton school, whose football program has seen...
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College football: Lane Kiffin reportedly being pursued by Florida Atlantic
LATimes - about 1 year
Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is being pursued by Florida Atlantic to become the Owls' next head coach, two people with knowledge of the situation said Friday night.  Kiffin and the Owls have had dialogue, said both people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side has...
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LSU WR Travin Dural on Les Miles: 'He brought out the best in all of us'
ABC News - over 1 year
BATON ROUGE, La. --  LSU star running back Leonard Fournette echoed the sentiments of many of his teammates upon learning about the firing of 12th-year head coach Les Miles. "At the end of the day, I love him. I just hope the best for him," the Heisman Trophy contender told reporters Sunday following a team meeting.  Fournette, who missed the first 20 minutes of the impromptu meeting because of a doctor's appointment, said he spoke privately with Miles afterward.  "I'm going to keep that between us," Fournette said in reference to the conversation. Miles, one of the most successful coaches in SEC history, was fired as head coach of the Tigers after a disappointing 2-2 start. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and assistant director of football operations Dean Dingman were also let go. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, who went 6-2 after taking over for Lane Kiffin as USC's interim coach in 2013, will replace...
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Alabama doubles Lane Kiffin's salary to $1.4M this season
ABC News - over 1 year
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama has doubled offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's salary for this season. The university trustees' compensation committee approved Kiffin's new $1.4 million deal Friday. It runs from July 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017. He made $714,000 last season under a three-year deal that ran through this season. Kiffin was the only returning assistant who didn't get a raise in June. He had been receiving a buyout from USC. "It was a significant amount and that ended June 30 of this year," athletic director Bill Battle told trustees. "It is what the top coordinators are making and Lane has been very effective for us the two years that he's been here. We feel like this is very appropriate for what he should be making." Alabama has made the playoffs with new starting quarterbacks in each of Kiffin's first two years, including last season's national title. The new salary would have put him alongside Clemson defensive coordinator Brent...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    On February 28, 2016, Lane and Layla announced that they were separating and have mutually decided to divorce.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 38
    On January 9, 2014, after Michigan hired Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, Kiffin interviewed for the vacant coordinator job.
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    His salary was set to increase over the six-year-deal, reaching a high of $2.75 million in 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 37
    In December 2013 Kiffin spent eight days in Tuscaloosa, Alabama reviewing the Alabama Crimson Tide football team's offense.
    On September 28, 2013, after the 62 to 41 loss to Arizona State, USC Athletics Director Pat Haden fired Kiffin hours after the game, when the team arrived back in Los Angeles at 3 a.m.
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    The Trojans lost their first two conference games of the 2013 season against Washington State and Arizona State, making Kiffin's record 4-7 in his last eleven games.
  • 2012
    Age 36
    During the 2012 season, Kiffin became the first coach since 1964 to take the pre-season #1 ranked team to unranked by the end of the season.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    Despite the animosity between the Raiders and Kiffin, he released a statement following Al Davis' death in October 2011 stating that although their relationship had not ended well, he appreciated the opportunity Davis had given him and had "nothing but the greatest respect" for the late Raiders owner.
    The BCS announced June 6, 2011, that it had stripped USC of the 2004 title, though USC still retains the 2003 and 2004 AP National Championships.
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    In 2011, Kiffin coached the Trojans to a 10–2 record (7–2 in the Pac-12), despite being ineligible for post-season play for the second-consecutive season.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    In 2010, his first season at USC, Kiffin's Trojans team finished the season 8–5 but were ineligible for post-season play due to the NCAA sanctions.
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    In June 2010, after a prolonged four-year investigation into whether former USC running back Reggie Bush and his family had accepted financial benefits and housing from two sports agents in San Diego while he was a student athlete at USC, the NCAA imposed sanctions against the Trojan football program for a "lack of institutional control," including a two-year postseason ban, the loss of 30 scholarships over three years, and the vacation of all wins in which Bush participated as an "ineligible" player, including the 2005 Orange Bowl, in which the Trojans won the BCS National Championship.
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    On January 12, 2010, Kiffin returned to USC to become the Trojans head coach.
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    Kiffin's departure for USC in 2010 after just one season as head coach of the Volunteers upset some students and fans of the University of Tennessee.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    On February 5, 2009 during a Tennessee booster breakfast at the Knoxville Convention Center, Kiffin accused Urban Meyer, then head coach of the Florida Gators and currently head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, of violating NCAA recruiting rules.
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    The Vols increased their offensive output by more than 60 percent in 2009 with Kiffin calling the offensive plays.
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    Kiffin led the Vols to a 7–6 record in 2009, an improvement from their 5–7 record in 2008.
    Kiffin's contract stated that if he resigned, he would have to pay UT $1 million in 2009, with the sum decreasing by $200,000 each year of his contract.
    If Kiffin had been fired in 2009 or 2010, the school would have to pay him $7.5 million under a buyout clause; after the 2012 season, the buyout clause decreased to $5 million.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    Kiffin signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Tennessee on November 30, 2008. The deal included $2 million in 2009, with additional performance bonuses, including a $300,000 bonus if UT competes for the national championship.
    UT formally introduced Kiffin as the school's 21st head football coach on December 1, 2008 in a 2:00 p.m. news conference.
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    On November 28, 2008, multiple media outlets reported that Lane Kiffin would be the next head football coach for the University of Tennessee Volunteers in 2009, replacing head coach Phillip Fulmer after Phillip Fulmer retired.
    Several of his former Raider staff expressed interest as Kiffin began assembling his new staff at the University of Tennessee. On December 15, 2008, Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable lashed out at Kiffin for hiring one of his assistants, James Cregg, with two weeks remaining in the NFL season.
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    The Raiders said the move was made for cause, meaning they would terminate his contract immediately without paying the $2.6 million that was left on it for 2008.
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    On September 30, 2008, Davis fired Kiffin over the telephone.
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    On September 15, 2008, NBC Sports reported Davis was unhappy with Kiffin, and intended to fire him as soon as the following Monday or Tuesday.
    On January 25, 2008, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that Davis, who was not known for being patient with his coaches, tried to force Kiffin to resign after his first season ended with a 4–12 record.
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    At his end-of-the-season press conference, Kiffin told the media and his players that he had many plans and changes he was going to make in the 2008 offseason.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    Kiffin recorded his first regular season win as an NFL head coach on September 23, 2007; the Raiders defeated the Cleveland Browns 26–24 when defensive lineman Tommy Kelly blocked a late Cleveland field goal.
    Kiffin vehemently opposed the selection of JaMarcus Russell in the 2007 NFL Draft, who would eventually be regarded as one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.
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    On August 12, 2007, in his NFL head coaching debut, Kiffin and the Raiders won their preseason opener 27–23 over the Arizona Cardinals.
    Raiders' owner Al Davis hired Kiffin on January 23, 2007, making him the youngest head coach in Raiders history, and the youngest head coach in the NFL's "modern era" (since 1946), and signed Kiffin to a two-year deal worth about $4 million with a team option for 2009.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    Under Kiffin and Sarkisian in 2005 the USC offense produced numerous school records, averaging 49.1 points and 579 yards per game and becoming the first in NCAA history to have a 3,000 yard passer (Matt Leinart), two 1,000 yard rushers (Reggie Bush and LenDale White), and a 1,000 yard receiver (Dwayne Jarrett).
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  • 2004
    Age 28
    For the 2004 season, he added the duties of passing game coordinator, and he was promoted to offensive coordinator along with Steve Sarkisian for the 2005 season after Norm Chow left USC for the same position with the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
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  • 2001
    Age 25
    Kiffin began working with the University of Southern California (USC) staff during the 2001 season and became the wide receivers coach prior to the 2002 season.
  • 1999
    Age 23
    Kiffin worked as a graduate assistant for one year at Colorado State University. In 1999, while he was working with the offensive line, the Rams played in the Liberty Bowl.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on May 9, 1975.
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