Just a few weeks after agreeing to come to Dallas, Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin turned 73. But he’s not exactly slowing down.
Cornerback Morris Claiborne, who happens to be one of the youngest players on the roster, recently said that Kiffin had the energy of a 27-year-old and he’s not the only one making such comments. In fact, from what we gleaned from OTAs and mini-camp, the presence of the septuagenarian has reinvigorated this Dallas defense.
“He loves coaching,” linebacker Sean Lee said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He coaches with a ton of passion. He’s got an intensity that we all feed off. He comes into meetings excited and gets us going.”
So if you were wondering, no, it doesn’t appear as though Kiffin plans on stepping away from the game anytime soon.
“Some people retire at an earlier age,” Kiffin said recently, per the Dallas Morning News. “In all due respect, I don’t golf, I don’t fish, I don’t bowl. I think those are all great. But I just love coming to work, putting on tape. Some people may think I’m insane. I’m not. I get fired up coming in to work.”
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