Gambling is always unpredictable and cruel, but it’s even worse when your fate is in Lane Kiffin’s hands. Kiffin is in the headlines today for intentionally blowing a 6.5 point cover against Marshall by intentionally taking a late safety, and later confirming he did it on purpose on Twitter.
FAU had a cover well in hand, leading 30-23 with 14 seconds left in the fourth. All they had to do was kick the ball away and all the gamblers that laid the 6.5 could cash their tickets.
Instead, Kiffin pulled an all-time troll job by having his punter run out of the back of the endzone for a safety, which brought the score to 30-25 to blow the cover and enrage bettors (unless they had Marshall and the points).
— Lil Mook (@Lilmook4real) November 4, 2017
Just so there wasn’t any doubt about what happened, Kiffin later confirmed on Twitter that he took the safety because he didn’t want to cover. He referenced to comments from his former boss Nick Saban, saying covers are like rat poison.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 4, 2017