As first reported on the CUTigers.com Premium Message Board Wednesday evening, Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips met with former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin Friday evening in Detroit.
Kiffin, 33, coached a full season in Oakland before being relieved of his duties shortly into his second year.
Before his time in Oakland, he was with Southern California for six years.
He joined the Trojan staff in 2001, handling the tight ends and coached wide receivers from 2002-03. In 2004, he added the responsibility of passing game coordinator in addition to coaching wide receivers.
In 2005, he was promoted to offensive and recruiting coordinator while continuing as the wide receivers coach. In Kiffin's three years as recruiting coordinator at USC, the Trojans had the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in college football every year.
The Trojans also captured two National Championships during his tenure.
Kiffin was also the defensive quality control coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2000 (he worked with the secondary). He began his coaching career at Fresno State, his alma mater, where for two seasons (1997-98).
His father, Monte, is the defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The elder Kiffin, a longtime NFL and collegiate assistant coach, served as North Carolina State's head coach in the early 1980s.
Lane Kiffin is the second confirmed head coaching candidate to interview for the position. Terry Don Phillips also interviewed Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables earlier this week in Oklahoma City.
Phillips is expected to interview Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster next.
Clemson Talks with Lane Kiffin
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