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FAU puts its money where its priorities are

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In 1962, a legislative “initial operating money” appropriation plus private donations for “architect fees, salaries and other expenses” added up to $400,000 in seed corn for Florida Atlantic University. It still adds up to more money than most working folks will see in 10 years, but it’s less than half of what the school will pay its new head football coach, Lane Kiffin (rhymes with “What is FAU sniffn’?). To be fair, Kiffin is almost as “big-time” as FAU Football’s…

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AP: FAU pursuing Lane Kiffin to coach

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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 told The Associated Press on Friday night. Kiffin and the Owls have had dialogue, said both people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side has spoken publicly about the matter. Kiffin has been the coordinator at Alabama for the last three seasons, helping the Crimson Tide win last season’s national championship and get…

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The unsettled college football post season

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College football’s playoffs and bowl games are in a strange place as the season winds down. Some are ready to make a case for a two-loss team getting into the College Football Playoff, but for the first time, teams with losing records will be headed to bowl games. On Sunday, we will know the four teams qualifying for the College Football Playoff. We already know that No. 3 Oklahoma is in because they have won the Big 12 championship and…

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Southern Cal leads the list of 10 college coaching openings

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Ranking the college coaching openings: 1. Southern Cal: Even after all this time, the Trojans are still the marquee school in the Pac-12. They have the tradition, the money and the recruiting base for a coach to follow in the footsteps of John McKay, John Robinson and Pete Carroll. 2. Missouri: Open after the stunning resignation of coach Gary Pinknel, the Tigers have shown that they can compete in the SEC already. The Tigers dominate their state’s recruiting, and if…

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Playoff rankings: 5 teams will give insight into committee

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The College Football Playoff committee will release its first rankings of the season Tuesday night and which teams land in the top four is not all that important. Last year, three of teams ranked in the first top four did not make the playoff. What we might find are clues as to how the committee will value certain accomplishments later in the season and what teams still need to work on those resumes. Here are five teams to watch when…

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St. Pete exec extols virtues of doing business in Florida

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In a survey of U.S. CEOs’ choice of best and worst states for business last year, Florida ranked second, finishing just behind Texas. “We’ve learned from Texas how to tell our story better and it helps that we’ve cut taxes 25 times, by about $400 million,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott told Chief Executive Magazine. “When companies like Hertz, Amazon, Deutsche Bank and Verizon add jobs here, it causes more people to look at us. Business is comfortable that we’ll keep the tax base low…

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