I just listened to Talkin Cowboys today and Bryan Broaddus shared in interesting tidbit about Monte Kiffin. Broaddus said he asked Kiffin about the DL group (Ware, Hatcher, Ratliff, Spencer) that was slated to start last year and Kiffin simply laughed about it. Monte told Bryan that he just needed four rushers, but he ended up with one and a half. Part of the lure that enticed Monte to come here was that they were going to have 3 pro bowlers (Ware, Ratliff, Spencer) and a promising Hatcher to run Kiffin's scheme. I still believe Larry Lacewell was a big influence in bringing Monte here, but man I can't help but wonder what kind of sell job he and Jerry initially gave Kiffin to come here. I also believe that same sell job brought Marinelli here too, which speaks to his character as to why he's still here. Marinelli leaving to Tampa next year is pretty much a foregone conclusion IMO, whatever happens here. I'd have to think that Marinelli is smart enough to know that the circus here is just not worth it and the subpar talent evaluation doesn't promote a good coaching environment. Old Monte is probably looking at Marinelli right now and seeing the same thing he went through when Ratliff "pulled his hammy" in the conditioning test and Spencer had the knee issues right before camp. It's funny how Monte was scapegoated and given a "demotion" but he's got to be looking at Marinelli and thinking "your next, friend".