Update: Lane Kiffin's move to Florida Atlantic is now official. Alabama's offensive coordinator will be introduced on Tuesday morning at a press conference as the next coach of the Owls.
ESPN and Fox Sports are reporting that Kiffin, after three years as Nick Saban's offensive coordinator with the Crimson Tide, has accepted the job. Fox's Bruce Feldman reports that Kiffin's deal at FAU is for five years. Kiffin will stay on with Alabama through its run in the College Football Playoff, just as defensive coordinator Kirby Smart did a year ago before joining Georgia.
Kiffin's time with Alabama had reached its conclusion with a report surfacing that he would no longer be the offensive coordinator there after this season even if he didn't find a head coaching position -- making his next destination one of the most interesting talking points of the coaching carousel.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron was expected to make to a run at Kiffin to bring him to Baton Rouge as offensive coordinator, though Kiffin began pursuing head coaching positions once Alabama finished its regular season with a win against Florida in the SEC Championship Game.
FAU will be Kiffin's fourth head coaching job and third on the college level. He began his head coaching career in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, where he went 5-15 and was fired four into games his second season. After that, Kiffin was hired by Tennessee and led the Vols to a 7-6 record before leaving after one year to return to Southern California -- he spent six seasons as an assistant with the Trojans before taking the Raiders job -- to replace Pete Carroll.
Things started out well for Kiffin with the Trojans, as he went 18-7 in his first two seasons, but the team took a step back in year three, falling to 7-6. Kiffin was then fired a month into the 2013 season after the Trojans got off to a 3-2 start. He joined Alabama ahead of the 2014 season and has since done a tremendous job with three separate Tide signal callers.