Defensive coordinator leaving Bucs for Tennessee

Updated: December 15, 2008, 4:30 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Monte Kiffin is giving up the NFL to join his son on the sidelines in the Southeastern Conference.

Tampa Bay's longtime defensive coordinator ended weeks of speculation, confirming he will leave the Buccaneers at the end of this season for a position on the staff of Lane Kiffin, the new coach at Tennessee.

"I think we all respect his situation. We had a pretty good indication that he was going to join his son," Bucs coach Jon Gruden said Monday. "It's a great ...

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