Posted January 11, 2013

Report: Monte Kiffin hired as Cowboys defensive coordinator

NFL, Uncategorized
Monte Kiffin

Monte Kiffin has agreed to become the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator, according to reports. (Stephen Dunn, Getty Images)

Monte Kiffin has reached an agreement to become the new defensive coordinator for teh Dallas Cowboys, according to a tweet by ESPN’s Ed Werder Friday afternoon. Kiffin has been the defensive coordinator at the University of Southern California where his sone Lane is head coach, but resigned citing a desire to return to the NFL.

Kiffin, 72, served as an assistant coach or coordinator for 25 years in the NFL between 1983 and 2008 when he left to work with his son at the University of Tennessee. His most famous NFL job was as defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he is credited with the invention of the “Tampa Two” style of defense.

According to another ESPN report, Kiffin’s hire would switch the Cowboys defensive scheme to a 4-3 from its current 3-4, with DeMarcus Ware slated to move to defensive end for the first time in his career.


4 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
littlered77
littlered77

Monte Kiffin will rejuvenate a stale defense.  I'm ok with the move as long as JJ promises to never hire the son.

Barry2
Barry2

I found it humorous that the article stated he resigned citing a desire to return to the nfl.  I thought he resigned because u$c defense stunk and he needed to resign to save his son's job.

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

Hope he doesn't get caught cheating the system.....like his son. Father like son?

M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

Good lord. JJ is clueless. Kiffin probably has trouble operating a computer let alone re-adjusting to the NFL. He couldn't even stop Arizona's non-descript running back from breaking a PAC 12 record last year.