Lane Kiffin hires his dad again @ Ol Miss? The family hook ups continue.

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  2. DaFireMedic

    DaFireMedic Junior Member


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    Sounds like Monte is a player personnel analyst for them. That’s not too bad I guess.

    The problem is when they are plugged in as OC or DC, or even as a position coach and the HC finds himself in the position where it may be in the best interest of the team to fire his dad, brother, etc. if they aren’t getting the results. Are they willing to do that?
     
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    Happens all across football, maybe more than any other job. Just about everybody's got a son, son-in-law, dad, or brother on staff.
     
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    Not sure why nepotism is surprising to you all. It happens in just about every industry, especially when the jobs are high-paying.

    More than that, too - I believe the coaching profession is one that relatively few people are willing to pursue. When you consider the nomadic lifestyle, the very real possibility of getting fired each and every year, and the all-consuming nature of the job at its highest levels, it's not something you find many viable candidates willing to put themselves through.

    Add to that the fact that a coaching staff is very much a team unto itself, one in which chemistry is important like any other team, and it is no surprise that HCs will hire their family members and buddies to serve as assistants, over someone perhaps more qualified who is a stranger.
     
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    This isn't a huge deal. I believe most SEC teams have between about 5 and 15 people on staff with a title which has "analyst" in it. It does not count against the number of coaches you have. Sark took a job at $35K a year as an analyst at Alabama after he left USC. Many, many coaches/ex-coaches across the country do the same. John Robinson was acting in a fairly similar capacity on Coach O's staff at LSU this past year.

    Especially if the person in question has no say in day-to-day coaching, I can't see how hiring a relative, especially one who is a near legend in NFL coaching circles, is something that is necessarily a negative.
     
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    Having Monte Kiffin watching and breaking an opponent's film, as an analyst, is a no brainer. He has more football knowledge in his pink finger than anyone on this board. His scheme may have not worked at USC, but the man knows defense.
     
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    Monte is qualified for the position, why not... keep his hand in the game he loves.
     
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    Remember the Tampa 2?
     

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