- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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TAMPA, Fla. -- The defense just won another game for the Buccaneers, but now the leader may be gone.
Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will join his son, Lane, who is taking over as the University of Tennessee's head coach, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Kiffin's been with the Bucs since 1996 and is the architect of the Tampa 2 defense.
Kiffin and the Bucs haven't commented on the situation yet. I'll be heading down to the locker room and we'll see if Kiffin or Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden will confirm anything.