Kelly had earlier told ESPN West Palm that the two sides were working on a new contract.
The only other team with a chance to claim that distinction would be UCF, if the Knights can beat Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on January 1.
A little more than one year ago Kiffin signed a five year deal worth $950,000 annually to be the fifth head coach in FAU history.More news: Putin, Trump discuss North Korean nuclear issue by phone
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With the ESPN spotlight on the FAU Owls and Coach Lane Kiffin, expect them to not only show up but to put on a show.
Head coach Terry Bowden's team started out 1-3 in what looked like another mediocre season, but the Zips started beating the mediocre teams, then stunned Western Michigan and beat a superior OH squad to take control of the MAC East. There are now no details on the contract, but you can rest assured that the former NFL, Tennessee and USC head coach is going to make a little more money. He also got fired from the Oakland Raiders head coaching job.
It followed Kiffin's welcoming of Mullen to Florida last month, which he called "FAU's state".
If you're looking for a Boca Raton Bowl live stream, you can find it at Watch ESPN. It's FAU's first bowl appearance since 2008 and the third in school history. "There's a brotherhood that we've created here, and I think we've got a chance to be even better next year". "The impact he has made on college football, the NFL and college football, still is prominent today".
"He has kind of been the difference for us the last two or three games", Bowden said. "He just gets it, both as a football coach and being able to attract attention to our university".