Earlier this week it was announced that Lane Kiffen would be leaving Alabama, where he's been the offensive coordinator for 3 years, to become the head coach at FAU. Didn't come as a surprise to many, everyone knew Kiffen wanted a head coaching job, the mystery was just where would he end up. Florida Atlantic was the answer, not the sexiest job in the country, but it's a stepping block for Lane to get back to an elite job. Many skeptics have been critical of Lane for the way he conducts himself and his business, needless to say it's understandable that people are this way with his coaching history. He's had elite jobs that he didn't take seriously enough and was ran out of town in all of them. People thought that he finally had changed his ways under Saban in Bama, maybe he was ready for that next step up, he finally got it with this opportunity at FAU.
Unfortunately, it seems like Lane is still Lane, just a day after being announced the head coach, the first recruit he brings in is a community college player who was supposed to be the QB for FSU before a domestic violence incident came about. There's a reason that this extremely talented QB, DeAndre Johnson, is playing at a community college and not a D1 school, he's a certified piece of human waste. I'll give players a pass on a lot of things like drugs, altercation with the police, mistakes happen man, but if a grown man lays his hands on a women, especially to the capacity that he did, you don't deserve the privilege of playing D1. This kid doesn't deserve the second chance that Kiffin is giving him and Kiffin should be the last person handing out second chances to anyone. This has disaster written all over it already. Disgust's me how this scumbag will get to play D1 football again just because he's gifted athletically. The message we send with allowing these athletes to continue to play after committing pure acts of malice is an abomination. If you're athletic enough you can do whatever you want essentially, I mean we got murders, drug dealers, and wife beaters throughout the NFL so obviously they don't see it as an issue. C'mon Lane, you're better than this, well actually maybe we shouldn't have expected better from you.