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Ma Kiffin's rules for raising a coaching family

Robin Kiffin, wife to Monte, mom to Lane, has shared her guys with football for decades. Along the way, she's learned a thing or two about keeping coaches close to home.

Originally Published: May 24, 2007
By Bruce Feldman | ESPN The Magazine

If Lane Kiffin is the genius Al Davis thinks he is, the 32-year-old rookie head coach should get his mom on the phone pronto. Lane's got some heavy lifting to do in Oakland, and if anyone knows about keeping the peace in a football family, it's Ma Kiffin.

During 34 years of marriage to Bucs defensive coordinator Monte, Robin Kiffin has raised a daughter (Heidi) and two sons (Lane and Chris, an Ole Miss grad assistant) and forgotten more about the game than most of us will ever know. Her life ...

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