Ole Miss announces that Lane Kiffin has hired former Maryland head coach DJ Durkin to his staff.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) January 2, 2020
If you are not familiar with former Maryland coach DJ Durkin he was the coach at Maryland when the tragic death of Jordan McNair occurred. And if you are not familiar with Lane Kiffin he’s not afraid to push the envelope. Many people also believed Durkin and his staff were ran a toxic culture where they even made players watch gorey movies:
Did they read the parts of Maryland's report where Durkin's staff routinely mocked players and subjected them to videos of serial killers and drills going into eyeballs while they were eating? https://t.co/AJKeWLHepp
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) January 2, 2020
Durkin has been pretty much been exiled from the football community. But leave it to Lane Kiffin to take a high risk but even higher reward. We’ll see if this pays off but Kiffin is the type to not really let controversy dictate his decision making process. A talented football coach who could be a huge success? Kiffin believes it’s worth the risk.
OFFICIAL | Ole Miss adds three to coaching staff
Welcome to the family??
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) January 2, 2020