Lane Kiffin has executed a fairly good job getting Florida Atlantic again on its ft in his first season. The Owls at the moment are 6-Three and bowl-eligible after Friday night time’s win over Marshall, a sport during which FAU was a six-point favourite.
That final bit was very, crucial to anybody who had a little bit further curiosity within the sport, should you catch my drift.
To set the stage: The Owls have been up 30-23 with 2:30 left after an interception gave them the ball close to midfield. Marshall was out of timeouts, so the sport gave the impression to be over and FAU’s point-spread cowl safe. Kiffin informed his offense to take a knee however tousled the timing: Three kneel-downs weren’t going to kill 2:30 off the clock. So the Owls needed to punt with 14 seconds left.
What adopted will go down in bad-beat lore as one of many worst ever. Remember, FAU was a six-point favourite:
Your last rating: Florida Atlantic 30, Marshall 25.
Freed from Nick Saban’s no-fun shackles this season, Alabama’s former offensive coordinator appears to have discovered his social-media voice, and that continued after the sport when Kiffin stated on Twitter that he didn’t wish to cowl the unfold due to “too much rat poison,” one other jab at his former boss’s rivalry that any good press the Crimson Tide will get is akin to “rat poison.”
A Florida Atlantic spokesman informed ESPN’s David Payne Purdum that Kiffin was simply joking. It stays to be seen whether or not the NCAA, which is staunchly against sports activities playing and doubtless doesn’t like its coaches joking about it, is laughing.
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