Florida Atlantic University hopes new football coach Lane Kiffin can move the long-struggling Owls into the win column. Kiffin already has scored in the real estate market: He just paid $2.1 million for a Boca Raton house that Zillow says is worth $2.275 million.
The 6,190-square-foot home on Northeast Eighth Drive in Boca last sold for $1.1 million, in 2004, according to property records.
Kiffin is the former head coach at Tennessee and USC whose most recent stop was as an assistant at Alabama.
FAU wooed Kiffin in hopes of righting a program that hasn’t posted a winning record since 2008. Despite a palatial $70 million stadium on campus, the Owls typically play to mostly empty seats.