Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will be Tennessee’s next defensive coordinator, ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen reported Sunday, citing multiple unnamed sources.
Kiffin's son, Lane, is expected to be introduced as Tennessee's next head coach sometime Monday.
Kiffin, 68, will join UT after Tampa’s season is finished, the report said.
Kiffin has been with the Buccaneers since 1995 and is the NFL's highest paid defensive coordinator, reportedly earning more than $2 million a year. John Chavis earned $340,000 this season to coach Tennessee's defense and linebackers. UT paid its nine on-field assistant coaches a combined $1.935 million this season.
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