Chris Kiffin leaving 49ers for spot on Browns staff

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Joe Woods won’t be the only coach making the move from the 49ers to the Browns this offseason.

Woods has agreed to become the defensive coordinator in Cleveland after spending the 2018 season as the defensive backs coach/defensive pass game coordinator for the NFC champs. Chris Kiffin will be making the move along with Woods.

Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports that Kiffin will leave his post as the 49ers’ pass rush specialist in order to become the defensive line coach for the Browns. Kiffin, who is the brother of Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin, spent the last two seasons with the Niners.

Marvez also reports that Aaron Whitecotton will be taking a job on the 49ers staff. He was the Bills’ assistant defensive line coach in 2019.

8 responses to “Chris Kiffin leaving 49ers for spot on Browns staff

  1. Defensive leadership falling apart in Santa Clara. Without that D they are going nowhere next year. Then again, they allowed 21 pts in the 4th qtr of the Superbowl so maybe some change will be good.

  2. He would have been better off taking a job at college level, which at this point would be a step up for him.

  3. It must be for the money because who in their right mind would make that lateral move with 49er’s defensive line being the best in the NFL.

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