Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was asked if his Pac 12 showdowns with Eagles coach Chip Kelly--when Kelly was the head coach at Oregon and Kiffin was the defensive coordinator at USC--were the only times he’s felt overwhelmed by an offense.
It’s a fair question. Over his three seasons leading USC’s defense, Kiffin’s guys gave up an average of 601 yards and 50 points to Kelly’s offenses. But they weren’t necessarily the only time he’s felt overwhelmed--in fact, Kiffin said, he had a similar feeling less than two weeks ago.
“I kind of felt that way with Peyton Manning,” Kiffin said, referring to the Cowboys’ Week 5, 51-48 loss to the Broncos, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
In all, Kiffin went 1-2 against the Ducks before both he and Kelly up and headed for the NFC East last offseason.
“They did a good job,” Kiffin said of Oregon. “Hopefully, we come out and play better. That’s for sure. The 10-2 year that we had at SC we were a big underdog [at Oregon] that year, and they had a home streak going. We beat them up there. We got him. But he got us two out of three.”
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