Originally written January 12, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
After recently turning 70, perhaps Jerry Jones was sick of being the oldest guy at Valley Ranch. Enter the soon-to-be 73-year-old Monte Kiffin, who will replace Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator. It's the sort of move that would bother Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy, who apparently didn't retain 66-year-old defensive coordinator Bill Young because his advanced age was scaring off recruits. I'm not going to do cartwheels over the Kiffin move, but it's hard to argue with his NFL credentials. He and 75-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau have been the gold standard on that side of the ball for the past two decades. In fact, Kiffin is widely credited with the famed "Tampa 2" scheme that has been adopted by so many teams over the years. The knock on Kiffin has nothing to do with his age. It's the fact that he took a 4-year sabbatical from the NFL to work with his slimy son Lane, and absolutely tanked. I'm not going to preten...
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