Monte Kiffin lands defensive assistant job with the Jacksonville Jaguars

Former USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin has been hired as a defensive assistant for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 76-year-old Kiffin worked with the team last year as an unofficial consultant and assisted with its search for a new defensive coordinator earlier this off-season.

“His wealth of experience and knowledge about the game will be a tremendous asset to our entire coaching staff,” Coach Gus Bradley said of Kiffin.

Kiffin started down the coaching path as a graduate assistant at Nebraska in 1966 and served as the Cornhuskers' defensive coordinator from 1973-76. He became best known for developing the Tampa 2 defense as defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996-2008.

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He held the same position on his son Lane Kiffin's staffs at Tennessee (2009) and with the Trojans (2010-12). His last coaching job was as defensive coordinator/assistant head coach for the defense for the Dallas Cowboys from 2013-14.


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