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The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired longtime NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin as a defensive assistant.

By SI Wire
March 21, 2016

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired longtime NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin as a defensive assistant, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. 

Kiffin, 76, most recently served as an assistant coach to Wade Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys defense. 

According to ESPN, Kiffin has already be helping Jaguars coach Gus Bradley on an unpaid basis for the last eight months. 

“We are excited about Monte Kiffin joining our staff,” Bradley said. “His wealth of experience and knowledge about the game will be a tremendous asset to our entire coaching staff.”

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Kiffin has spent 17 of his 28 years as an NFL coach at the defensive coordinator position. During his 13 seasons leading the Tampa Bay defense, the Buccaneers finished in the top 10 in total defense 11 times. 

He won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers in 2002. 

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