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Lane Kiffin reportedly hiring his father, Monte, after their USC split

The whole band might be getting back together!

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Lane Kiffin has been at his new FAU job for a new months now, and his staff has come together, featuring offensive coordinator Kendall Briles, the son of fired Baylor head coach Art Briles, and his brother Chris as defensive coordinator, who was a longtime defensive assistant at Ole Miss with Hugh Freeze.

Now, it looks like Kiffin has added yet another family member to his staff, and it’s one that he’s worked with before. On Friday, ESPN reported that Monte Kiffin would be joining FAU’s staff, but what his job title will be is still unclear.

Kiffin's exact role is not yet known. His hiring was first reported by Sporting News.

The 77-year-old Monte Kiffin spent the 2016 season as a defensive assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars under coach Gus Bradley but was not retained as part of new head coach Doug Marrone's staff. Kiffin had been assisting Bradley off and on for about eight months on an unpaid basis -- working as a consultant and reviewing film -- before being hired as a paid assistant last March.

Now, Lane and his father have worked together before. In 2009, during Kiffin’s lone season at Tennessee, Monte served as his defensive coordinator. The two teamed up once again at USC from 2010-12, but after a 7-6 season in which the Trojans were the preseason No. 1 team, Lane cut ties with his father as defensive coordinator. Technically, it was called a “resignation” from USC but the exit was an awkward one to say the least.

We’ll have to wait and see what, if he is in fact headed to FAU, Monte’s role will be. The 77-year old has been in coaching game since the 1960s, beginning his career as a graduate assistant at Nebraska. His NFL career began in 1983 with the Minnesota Vikings. One of his most notable coaching achievements was the development of the “Tampa-2” defense he came up with alongside Tony Dungy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he spent 12 seasons.

It’s a family affair, folks!