Kiffin hires Summers to coach the O-line
Lane Kiffin will be reunited this coming season with one of his assistants at Southern Cal.
The Florida Atlantic Owls coach hired one of his f o r me r o f f e n s i ve line coaches at USC, Mike Summers, from Louisville to fill his only remaining assistant coaching vacancy, a source confirmed on Saturday.
FAU has not announced the hire. The news was first reported by the Palm Beach Post.
Summers was with Kiffin at USC in 2013, the season in which Kiffin was fired from the Trojans. Summers would go on to coach at Florida the following three seasons and the past two at Louisville.
With his Louisville line blocking for Pompano Beach native and former Boynton Beach High standout Lamar Jackson in 2017, Louisville ranked third in total offense and 11th in scoring offense. The Cardinals averaged 544.9 yards and 38.1 points per game. They set school records for total offense and rushing offense.
Coaching college football for nearly 40 years, Summers has also had stops at Kentucky, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Northern Illinois, Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Ohio and one season professionally with the Atlanta Falcons (2007).
Earlier this offseason, Kiffin replaced defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro with Glenn Spencer and wide receivers coach Gary Harrell with D.J. McCarthy.
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