Kiffin’s departure leaves Owls coach and brother Lane Kiffin with out the two coordinators who helped information the crew to a Conference USA championship this previous season.
Kendal Briles left FAU to turn out to be the offensive coordinator at Houston. He was changed by 24-year-old Charlie Weis Jr.
Both Lane and Chris are sons of Monte Kiffin, who serves as a defensive assistant at FAU.
Chris Kiffin has spent most of his coaching profession in the school ranks, with stints at Idaho, Nebraska, USC, Arkansas State, Ole Miss and FAU.
News of his transfer to the 49ers was first reported by Sports Illustrated.