Originally Posted by InmanRoshi
a) I don't know why Monte Kiffin wouldn't get the benefit of the doubt on assistant coaching hires.... considering all the coaches he's plucked from obscurity and mentored ... Mike Tomlin, Lovie Smith, Gus Bradley, Raheem Morris. Look at their backgrounds before they came to Tampa. They were were nobodies. Also there are tons of stories out there of other coaches that Monte Kiffin hasn't personally coached but recommended to people when they consult him for advice. He reportedly recommended Bo Pelini to Nebraska. The guy is a young coach connoisseur.
[View Full Quote]b) I don't think Hazzleton is automatically the linebacker coach. He's coached almost every position and been a former defensive coordinator in the Tampa 4-3 at NDSU. He's been a DL coach a lot longer than he's beena LB coach. He coached linebackers at USC because there was an opening at that spot after Joe Barry left for the Chargers. I think he's the DL coach , because I'm not seeing a lot of DL guys out there from his tree other than Marinelli who might not be available. Eberflus could still be in the mix.
I hope Eberflus stays. But I do wonder with RR now going to the Rams, and apparently RR leaning on Eberflus to take care of the "details", whether he'll do whatever he can to take him to St Louis.
As for Eberflus, it possibly presents an interesting dilemma. Assuming he has a strongly positive opinion of Kiffin, and that he obviously must realize all the DC/HC who have originated working for Kiffin, whether he should stay (assuming Kiffin wants him).
Kiffin has led some of the top defenses in the NFL . . . . and if Kiffin can do the same in Dallas, it would lead to great opportunities for Eberflus.