What’s behind that grin by Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase when discussing FAU’s Lane Kiffin?

Adam Gase. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

DAVIE — A curious grin washed over Adam Gase’s face at the end of his huddle with the media Wednesday when someone asked about FAU coach Lane Kiffin.

Gase and Kiffin didn’t coach together, but they come from the same coaching tree, headed by Nick Saban.

Asked about his grin, Gase said, “He’s a good guy,” then left it at that.

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Kiffin isn’t exactly a low-profile kind of coach. He’s the kind who doesn’t mind poking and prodding when in a feisty mood, even if the target is Saban.

“I’ve known Lane for a few years now,” Gase said. “ … Anytime we’ve talked football, we’ve had some good conversations. I bump into him every once in a while.”

Gase is busy this week preparing for the Kansas City game. Kiffin just routed Akron 50-3 in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night, right after agreeing to a six-year contract extension.

“It’s good to see that he’s having the kind of success that he’s having,” Gase said. “He’s a good coach.”

Gase and Kiffin seem to have similar philosophies when it comes to unleashing their offenses. Gase faced questions when calling for a late onside kick after victory was virtually assured against Denver this season. Kiffin went one better, going for two when up 34-3 against Akron and calling a halfback pass when up by 47.

“He’s one of those guys that he knows when things are going well for him in the game,” Gase said. “He seems to really get a good feel for calling plays and he knows how to pick a defense apart.”

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