Lane Kiffin, FAU Reportedly Agree on 10-Year Contract Extension

Erica Murray
December 20, 2017

Vitale, though, isn't buying the idea that Kiffin will be in Boca Raton for much longer.

"I don't think it's a surprise he won it if you look at the stats and how he played", Kiffin said.

Akron is making its second bowl appearance in three seasons. 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.

Ongoing lane closures for the new Spanish River Interchange at I-95 also will be suspended to accommodate traffic for the game, which will be at FAU stadium, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. The Zips won the first bowl game in school history in 2015, defeating Utah State, 23-21. Singletary has rushed for 1,796 yards and an FBS-high 29 touchdowns for Florida Atlantic while averaging 6.5 yards per carry. FAU's last bowl game was 2008, a 24-21 victory over Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl.

This season, Akron has allowed 196.7 rushing yards per game.

- The northbound outside lane of FAU Boulevard leaving to Spanish River Boulevard will be closed from 7 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Each team started 1-3. That's the biggest reason they morphed into a good team this year. In only one year, he turned a 3-9 team into a 10-3 team on a nine-game winning streak. Akron recovered to reach the Mid-American Conference championship game for the first time since 2005, then lost to Toledo 45-28.

"We are grateful that the president and university are this excited about what we are doing here at FAU and into the future, although our focus remains completely on the team and this historic season finale tonight on ESPN", Kiffin said. The result has been one of the best seasons - maybe the best season - in program history.

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