Rod Marinelli named defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys

Rod Marinelli named defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys

DALLAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys announce Rod Marinelli is their new defensive coordinator and that Scott Linehan will call offensive plays and be a "passing-game coordinator."
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Monte Kiffin given vote of confidence by Cowboys owner

Dec. 11 (UPI) --Despite being listed as the National Football League's worst pass defense, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is still backing up his defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
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Cowboys hire Monte Kiffin to lead defense

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys have hired Monte Kiffin, the father of Southern California Coach Lane Kiffin, as defensive coordinator, the NFL team said Friday.

Report: Lane Kiffin hired as USC coach

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Tennessee football Coach Lane Kiffin has agreed to become the University of Southern California's next coach, the school announced Tuesday.

Bucs name Rasheem Morris to replace Gruden

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Raheem Morris was promoted to head coach Saturday, replacing the fired Jon Gruden.

Tampa Bay names defensive chief

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay secondary coach Raheem Morris has been promoted to succeed Monte Kiffin as the team's defensive coordinator.

Bucs defense chief to join son at Tenn.

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is joining his son's coaching staff at the University of Tennessee.

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Kiffen stays with Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers convinced defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin to stay home Thursday by giving him a three-year contract extension that reportedly makes

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Three get weekly NFL honors

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber, who ended a late drive by Philadelphia in the NFC Championship game, Thursday was named NFL Defensive Player of the Week.

Super Bowl Quotes

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Quotes from the Super Bowl Wednesday:

Tampa Bay 34, Atlanta 10

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks shadowed Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick and Brad Johnson passed for four touchdowns Sunday, two each to Joe Jurev

Bucs back away from Lewis

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided Friday not to offer the team's head coaching position to Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis, leaving Lewis sur
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Monte Kiffin
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' linebacker Derrick Brooks (55) talks to defensive coordinator, Monte Kiffin, as the Buccaneers beat the Washington Redskins 19-13 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on November 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/Cathy Kapulka)

Monte Kiffin (born February 29, 1940 in Lexington, Nebraska) is an American football coach. He is widely considered to be one of the preeminent defensive coordinators in modern football, as well as one of the greatest defensive coordinators in NFL history. Father of the often imitated “Tampa Cover 2” defense, Kiffin's philosophy is one of the most influential in modern college and pro football.

He currently serves as defensive coordinator for the USC Trojans, where his son Lane Kiffin was named head coach on January 12, 2010. He previously served 26 years as an NFL assistant coach, including 13 years as defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His defensive units have finished ranked in the top 10 in points allowed and yards allowed 10 times during that period, an NFL record.

Kiffin was paid about $1.2 million per year by Tennessee, which made him the highest paid assistant coach in college football. He earned a reported $2 million annual salary from the Buccaneers and has turned down several NFL head coaching jobs during his career. To this day, Kiffin's only head coaching job was at North Carolina State University in 1980–82.

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