FAU head coach Lane Kiffin's immediate future has undergone some significant changes in the past few days.
First, it was that Arkansas had him on their radar, and Kiffin was being considered as a legit contender for the Razorbacks job. Anticipating Kiffin vs. Saban, and Kiffin vs. Gus match ups in SEC West play certainly had some serious appeal for a lot of folks. The Razorbacks wanted to make a splash with their hire, someone the fan base could rally around, and Kiffin certainly checked both those boxes.
Last night we shared information that FAU was preparing an offer with the intent to keep him. Sources had told FootballScoop, even if Arkansas were to offer him the job, it was not a foregone conclusion that Lane would take the opportunity as he certainly values his setup in Boca.
Until recently, it felt as if Lane's options were Arkansas or FAU.
Late last night we began to hear of a change. Something was up. Word we were getting from sources had swung to, "Well, it looks like Lane is going to move on." What changed? Did Arkansas go big, or did a new player step up?
The whisper is that Ole Miss is now a major player in the pursuit of Lane Kiffin's services.
Kiffin's Owls play UAB Saturday at 1:30 ET for the Conference USA title. "Then things get interesting" one source told FootballScoop.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.