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Will Al Davis block Lane Kiffin in Syracuse?

November 6, 2008 |  1:30 pm

Lane Kiffin Lane Kiffin is looking for a job, and there's a good chance he could wind up coaching in college football.

Even though he was fired by the Oakland Raiders four games into the season and is in the middle of a messy fight over the money that's owed him, he still wants to get on with his career.

Syracuse could be a good fit. The New York Times recently reported the school has already hired an executive search firm to help find a replacement for Coach Greg Robinson. Syracuse denied the report.

This much is undeniable: Robinson is 8-34 overall, and 2-22 in the Big East.

So maybe Kiffin could wind up coaching the Orange, where the athletic director is Daryl Gross, a former USC administrator.

Yes, it looks like a very good fit. Only one itsy-bitsy problem ...

Syracuse grad Al Davis.

-- Sam Farmer

Photo: Lane Kiffin during a Sept. 30 news conference. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press