The last lecture of the weekend’s Nike Coach of the Year Clinic had just ended Sunday afternoon and the audience that packed Room A at the International Plaza Resort and Spa’s Lake Conference Center began filing out amid the dying sound of applause.
“Man,” said one coach. “That guy has so much enthusiasm for football.”
“And for life,” a colleague added.
Being crammed in a room while Monte Kiffin breaks down the “Tampa 2” defense would lead one to that conclusion, especially after more than an hour of listening to a 69-year-old version of Kiffin with a new lease on life.