FAU introduces Lane Kiffin as its new head coach

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BOCA RATON, Fl (al.com) - There are many reasons Lane Kiffin's move to Florida Atlantic doesn't make sense to outsiders.

FAU, after all, hasn't had a winning season since 2008 and is a member of a mostly downtrodden Conference USA. It's not a prestigious program -- certainly not at the level of Tennessee and USC -- and isn't a hot new upstart like Houston.

Even more perplexing, Lane Kiffin is expected to take a pretty hefty pay cut from the $1.4 million he made this year as Alabama's offensive coordinator. ESPN reported that he would make on average $1 million a year over a five-year contract. He reportedly stood to make much more if he joined old friend Ed Orgeron as LSU's next offensive coordinator.

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