On the same day that coaches Lane Kiffin of Florida Atlantic and Mike Norvell of Memphis celebrated conference championships, they also took questions about their new jobs.
Kiffin, whose team beat UAB 49-6 to win the Conference USA title in Boca Raton, Fla., is headed to Mississippi. Norwell, a 29-24 winner over Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference title game in Memphis, will be the next coach at Florida State.
Kiffin, a graduate of Bloomington Jefferson High School, went 26-13 in three seasons at Florida Atlantic and is 61-34 in parts of eight seasons as a coach at Tennessee, USC and FAU.
Norvell won at least eight games in each of his four years at Memphis and reached double digits twice. The Tigers have won a program-record 12 games this season and are expected to play in the Cotton Bowl.
If there was any doubt when Saturday began about where Kiffin would be next season, it went away once ESPN's SEC Network tweeted out a clip of Kiffin's son Knox being told that he was getting on a jet Monday — because his father has a new job.
"Your dad is the new head coach of Ole Miss," a woman on the tape says to the boy.
"Let's go!" Knox Kiffin responds, before chanting "S-E-C! S-E-C!"
No. 19 Boise State 31, Hawaii 10: Jaylon Henderson threw for two TDs and ran for another score to lead the Broncos (12-1) over the visiting Rainbow Warriors (9-5) in the Mountain West title game.
No. 21 Appalachian State 45, Louisiana-Lafayette 38: Darrynton Evans scored three TDs for the Mountaineers (12-1) in their Sun Belt title game victory over the Ragin' Cajuns (10-3) in Boone, N.C.
Miami 26, Central Michigan 21: The RedHawks (8-5) won their 16th Mid-American Conference championship and their first since 2010 by beating the Chippewas (8-5) in Detroit.
Alcorn State 39, Southern 24: The Braves (9-3) earned a trip to the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta with a victory over the Jaguars (8-5) in the Southwest Athletic Conference Championship Game in Lorman, Miss.
New deal for Franklin
Penn State coach James Franklin agreed to a new six-year contract that runs through 2025, adding three years on to his previous deal. Since taking over at Penn State in 2014, Franklin is 55-23, including 40-11 in the past four years.