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Hot coaches reach championship tilts

FAYETTEVILLE -- Three of the men thought to be at or near the top of the University of Arkansas' search for a head football coach are scheduled to lead their teams into conference title games this weekend.

Florida Atlantic Coach Lane Kiffin, who has ties to the state of Arkansas and University of Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek, will lead the Owls (9-3) into Saturday's Conference USA Championship Game against Alabama-Birmingham (9-3) at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.

Memphis Coach Mike Norvell, one of the hottest up-and-coming college coaches, will match his No. 18 Tigers against No.