The new football program at FAU will be a family affair.
Monte Kiffin, the irrepressible former defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Bucs, is joining son Lane — the head coach — at FAU. The elder Kiffin, 77, will join the Owls in a yet-to-be specified role.
Kiffin, who worked with the Jacksonville Jaguars a year ago, won’t be the defensive coordinator. Another son, Chris, will be. But Kiffin, the mad scientist of the Bucs during their best years, will have a place on the staff.
Kiffin has 29 years of NFL experience, and coached a Tampa Bay defense that featured Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Ronde Barber and Simeon Rice.