Florida Atlantic player says school has become ‘the Alabama of Florida’
It’s safe to say that, in the minds of Florida Atlantic football players, Lane Kiffin has put the school firmly on the map.
In fact, one leading FAU player, cornerback Herb Miller, made a very bold claim about the Owls’ status as a football school in the state of Florida.
“All of a sudden, FAU is the Alabama of Florida,” Miller said, via Jake Elman of the Palm Beach Post. “Everybody wants to come here now.
“You look around, everybody is talking about FAU. They all want to come to FAU but two years ago, nobody wanted to come here. Everybody looked at me crazy like, ‘Why you want to go here?’ It’s good to see us get the program turned around.”
The Owls did go 11-3 in Kiffin’s first season after three consecutive 3-9 seasons, so the turnaround is undeniable. However, they do share a state with a UCF team that went unbeaten last season, as well as a Miami team that looked for a time like a legitimate College Football Playoff contender. It’s safe to say it’s a bit of an exaggeration.
Of course, Kiffin kind of wants to take Florida Atlantic to play Alabama. He seems to know how it would end, though.