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Chris Kiffin leaves Ole Miss football coaching staff after one month, returns to Cleveland Browns, sources say

Just after a lot less than just one thirty day period with Ole Miss out on football, Chris Kiffin is returning to the NFL and his previous task as the Cleveland Browns’ defensive line coach, sources informed ESPN on Thursday.

Kiffin, 40, accepted the collegiate job in mid-January to sign up for his brother, Lane Kiffin, at Ole Miss out on and was formally introduced as the Rebels’ co-defensive coordinator and linebackers mentor. His choice to return to the Browns centered on the NFL’s operate schedule remaining extra conducive to raising a household, resources told ESPN.

Chris Kiffin and his wife have four children, and the Browns’ defensive line task had but to be crammed soon after he to begin with remaining. He has coached the Browns’ defensive line the previous two seasons.

He took the task at Ole Miss to switch DJ Durkin, who remaining to develop into defensive coordinator at Texas A&M. Chris Partridge remains Ole Miss out on co-defensive coordinator and has also coached safeties the earlier two seasons.

Partridge, who was at Michigan for 5 seasons just before coming to Ole Overlook, is expected to be the major playcaller on defense up coming time for the Rebels.

This would have been Kiffin’s next stint as defensive coordinator under his more mature brother, with Chris obtaining labored for Lane at Florida Atlantic in 2017 when the Owls won their initial Meeting Usa title.

Chris Kiffin then moved to the NFL as go-rush professional for the San Francisco 49ers 2018-19 just before acquiring the defensive line task with the Browns in 2020. He also labored at Ole Miss beneath Hugh Freeze from 2012 to 2016 as defensive line mentor and was a graduate assistant at the college in 2007.

Ole Pass up, which gained 10 video games in the normal time for the initially time in college record, has loaded up this offseason with a haul that has been rated among the the best transfer portal classes in the nation. The Rebels improved considerably in 2021, likely from 117th nationally in scoring protection (38.3 points for every game) to 51st (24.7 details for each video game).