Lane Kiffin takes subtle shot at old rival Auburn on Twitter

Lane Kiffin, the newly announced head coach of Florida Atlantic University football, speaks to the press at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton on December 13, 2016. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
Lane Kiffin, the newly announced head coach of Florida Atlantic University football, speaks to the press at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton on December 13, 2016. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Lane Kiffin has a new job, but that isn’t stopping him from taking shots at an old rival.

Florida Atlantic’s new head football coach took to Twitter this week to take a shot at Alabama’s bitter rivals, the Auburn Tigers. Kiffin, who was let go as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator days before the team faced Clemson in the national championship game, posted a picture of a private jet with the Auburn logo painted on the back and captioned the photo “#missuguys.”

Auburn fans likely don’t miss Kiffin, whose offenses at Alabama scored an average of 38 points per game in three wins over the Tigers during his tenure in Tuscaloosa.

The 41-year-old coach hasn’t been shy about showing his continued support of his old school, also taking to Twitter during the national championship game to tweet his support of Alabama, who would go on to lose to Clemson 35-31. Kiffin posted another picture on that night, this time of his Crimson Tide sweatpants.

Kiffin continues to recruit for Florida Atlantic ahead of National Signing Day on Feb. 1, already having landed a commitment from former Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson.

FAU starter, Kylee Hanson named finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year

iFormer Jupiter pitcher Kylee Hanson has followed her stellar high school career by being just as dominant at the college level.

The Florida Atlantic ace and 2013 Palm Beach Post Large Schools Player of the Year is one of 10 finalists for USA Softball’s Player of the Year Award on Wednesday. She has already been named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Year and a member of the all-conference first team.

Hanson has dominated opposing hitters this season. She is 26-3 with 273 strikeouts in 195 2/3 innings. She has posted a 0.64 ERA this year, which is second in the nation. She has 25 complete games and leads the country with 14 shutouts.

The final three candidates for Player of the Year will be announced on May 25, and the winner will be announced on May 31 before the start of the Women’s College World Series.