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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 first big day of Mark Richt’s Miami career arrives

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Mark Richt was serious when he talked about taking a break from coaching in the days that followed his unceremonious departure from Georgia. That is, until the text messages. Hundreds from former players arrived within days and each had a similar sentiment. The players were thanking him and saying how the lessons they learned from him still apply to their lives. Plus, in many cases, they added that they wouldn’t mind seeing back in Miami colors again. “If I didn’t…

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