FAU football coach Lane Kiffin is set to enter his first season leading the Owls.
Earlier this week, Kiffin hosted a satelitte camp with his program that featured coaches from teams like Michigan, Tennessee, Oregon, Arkansas and Auburn.
When asked why the camp came to fruition, Kiffin’s answer was simple: he wanted to be like Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh.
“We aspire to be like Jim Harbaugh,” Kiffin said. “No, seriously, he does a great job. He gets everywhere, and they [Michigan] have the resources to do that.”
Of course, Kiffin has some work to do if he wants to be on Michigan’s level.
But for what it’s worth, Kiffin understands the importance of the satellite camps that Harbaugh has made famous.
“You guys [the media] are thinking that I let these schools come in here because it’s helping us get better players to our camp,” Kiffin said, via LandOf10.com. “I don’t look at it that way.
“I look at it as an opportunity. The whole satellite camp, letting the guys come, I think it’s good. I think it should even help the product of the game, because there’s less margin for error. You’re getting to see these guys a whole day.”
FAU will begin its 2017 campaign on Friday, Sept. 1 with a home game against Navy.