Report: Kiffin interested in Florida State job

Field Level Media

November 04, 2019 at 5:59 pm.

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin is interested in the Florida State vacancy, CBS Sports reported Monday.

The Seminoles fired Willie Taggart on Sunday after a 27-10 loss to Miami dropped them to 4-5 on the season and 9-12 during his tenure in Tallahassee. Florida State owes Taggart a $17 million buyout.

Kiffin, 44, has guided the Owls to a 6-3 record this year and is 22-13 since taking over in 2017.

He previously served as head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 2007-08. He also coached at Tennessee (2009) and Southern California (2010-13) and was the offensive coordinator at Alabama (2014-16) before taking the FAU job.

Kiffin’s overall record as a collegiate head coach is 57-34 with two bowl appearances. He was 5-15 with the Raiders.