Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin must have really wanted to become a head coach again.

According to reports, Kiffin took a massive pay cut when he agreed to become Florida Atlantic’s new head coach:

Compare that to what he likely could have earned by becoming LSU’s offensive coordinator and Kiffin’s decision becomes even more baffling from a financial standpoint:

Still, Kiffin is gambling on himself. If he can make FAU into a respectable Conference USA program, bigger schools will come calling in a couple of years.

However, if his previous stints at Tennessee and USC are any sign, success won’t be easy for Kiffin at a larger program.