USC's real gem: Monte Kiffin

Monte Kiffin is the best defensive coach in football.

From 1996 to 2008, Kiffin was the defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During the time, I had four clients play for him. Each of them loved him, played hard for him and learned much from him. Now USC will reap the rewards of his presence.

As the father of the Tampa 2 defense and with 13 years as a coordinator, Kiffin’s defensive units have finished in the top 10 in fewest points allowed and fewest yards allowed 10 times during that period, an NFL record. He brings with him a blueprint for success and the ability to teach it to any type of player. He’s approachable and easygoing but gets the most out of his players.

By hiring Lane Kiffin, USC really got two head coaches with Monte coming on board as well. And according to those who have worked with and for Monte, the best defensive coach in football, period.
The Pac-10 just got a lot more interesting.

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