Posted on Sunday 30 November 2008
ESPN is reporting that Monte Kiffin, current Defensive Coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, inventor of the Tampa 2 defensive scheme and as if that weren’t enough, father of presumptive coach Lane Kiffin, to follow his son to Tennessee (presumably as the new Defensive Coordinator).
Not just for shoes
This is huge news not only for Tennessee, but for Tampa Bay and Jon Gruden. It seems that Tennessee would play a role in his life one way or the other this season, and it seems to have happened in the worst possible scenario for him. Whereas the Bucs’ offenses have struggled at times, it was their defenses that kept them in many games (sound familiar?).
As far as for the University, this would be a coup the likes of which very few colleges have been able to stage without giving a coach a $4 million payola to leave the Dolphins their current team. I just hope this will all actually turn out the way people are reporting, and it isn’t shockingly announced on Monday that in fact, Hal Mumme is the new Tennessee coach.
Should be an interesting 24 hours or so.
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