August 23, 2010 |
There are so many people who intensely dislike Lane Kiffin, so I thought I'd better check with Monte Kiffin to see if it's unanimous. It seems he loves the kid. Imagine that. It's obvious, though, dad didn't spend enough garage time with the kid, whose first name is also Monte. Back in the day when Monte coached in Buffalo, Minnesota and Green Bay and one of his three youngsters caused a problem, dad and child would go to the garage for a private chat because standing outside was not an option.
May 16, 2012 |
USC football coach Lane Kiffin earned $2.4 million in 2010, and his father, Monte Kiffin, more than $1.5 million, according to a report in USA Today . The figures were based on USC's federal tax return and cover the period from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. USC hired Lane Kiffin in January 2010 after Pete Carroll left to become coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Carroll had earned more than $4 million in his final season at USC. Lane Kiffin reportedly earned $2 million at Tennessee in 2009, his only season with the Volunteers.
January 14, 2010 |
Lane Kiffin snagged the starring role as USC football's top guy. But don't snub his supporting cast of assistant coaches. They aren't a bunch of no-name, B-list scrubs who wandered over from the service industry. The addition of Ed Orgeron and Monte Kiffin, both from the University of Tennessee, both with NFL experience, creates a possible "Dream Team" staff so good that it's been said, jokingly of course, that just about anyone could coach the Trojans. "My job must be really easy then," Lane Kiffin said, smiling.
January 12, 2010 |
The Times' Gary Klein has learned that USC has settled on its new football coach, and it is a familiar name: Lane Kiffin. Kiffin would replace Pete Carroll, who is now coaching the Seattle Seahawks. Kiffin, the former Oakland Raiders coach, led the Volunteers for only one season and was an offensive coordinator for the Trojans before leaving to coach the Raiders. According to other sources, Kiffin will bring his father and defensive coordinator, Monte Kiffin, and assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron to USC with him, and wide receivers coach Kippy Brown will be named interim head coach at Tennessee.
January 18, 2013 |
USC Coach Lane Kiffin has selected Clancy Pendergast to become the Trojans' defensive coordinator, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday. Pendergast's hiring could be formalized in the next few days after the school completes a background check, said the individual, who requested anonymity because the hiring is not yet official. Pendergast, California's defensive coordinator the last three seasons, would succeed Monte Kiffin as the Trojans' top defensive assistant.
December 22, 2013 |
Philadelphia plays at Dallas in a winner-take-all game next Sunday with the NFC East title hanging in the balance. That means another mental matchup between Eagles Coach Chip Kelly and Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Kelly and Kiffin are familiar foes, as Kelly was head coach at Oregon when Kiffin was defensive coordinator at USC. A year ago, Kelly's Ducks generated the most yards ever against the Trojans. USC's biggest meltdown in 2012 was a 62-51 loss to Oregon, in which the Ducks gained 730 yards, including 321 on the ground by Kenjon Barner.
January 28, 2013 |
The Dallas Cowboys have gone into the "Let's hire former Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coaches" business lately, causing many to wonder if hiring Jon Gruden as their new head coach can be far behind. In the last couple of weeks, the Cowboys hired defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, all of whom were assistants under Gruden when he coached the Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. So far, there has been no comment from the Cowboys, which must make current head coach Jason Garrett a little nervous.
January 24, 2013 |
Changes in USC's defensive staff continued Thursday as Coach Lane Kiffin announced that secondary coach Marvin Sanders was no longer with the Trojans. Sanders, who coached only one season at USC, was fired in the wake of the arrival of new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, who will apparently coach the secondary. "We wish Marvin Sanders and his family the best of luck," Kiffin said in a statement. "Marvin did a great job for us coaching our secondary and in recruiting. But with the hiring of Clancy Pendergast as our defensive coordinator, we decided to go in a different direction based on Clancy's desire to oversee the defensive backs unit.
October 25, 2012 |
Dion Bailey nodded his head, listening intently as Lane Kiffin delivered his message. It was a few weeks after Bailey's first season at USC and he was sitting across a desk from the Trojans' coach as he heard why he should move from safety to linebacker. Bailey smiled, said all the right things. Switch positions? Of course. Whatever's best for the team. Standing, he shook Kiffin's hand and thanked him as he headed out the door. He couldn't wait to phone his father. "I'm not doing this," Bailey told him. "I'm not playing linebacker.
February 8, 2013 |
Fallout from USC's disappointing season under Coach Lane Kiffin continued Friday with reports that running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu is no longer part of the Trojans staff. Polamalu, a former USC fullback, coached running backs and held the title of offensive coordinator for the last three seasons. The embattled Kiffin, however, was the play-caller and ran the offense for a team that opened the season No. 1 but finished 7-6, despite having senior quarterback Matt Barkley, All-American receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee and running backs Silas Redd and Curtis McNeal, both of whom rushed for more than 1,000 yards the previous season.