Kif­fin hires Sum­mers to coach the O-line

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - Sports - By David Furones South Florida Sun Sen­tinel

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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