After the Tennessee Volunteers announced they were firing Jeremy Pruitt as their football coach today, many fans had a crazy idea. Bring back Lane Kiffin.
Kiffin was the coach in Knoxville for the 2009 season before he ditched the team for the USC job. ESPN analyst Chris Low thinks Tennessee would be foolish not to gauge the interest of Lane Kiffin.
“From a Tennessee stand point… why do you not call and make that pitch? I think you’d be foolish not to… he’s certainly with kicking the tires for,” Low Said.
"From a Tennessee stand point… why do you not call and make that pitch? I think you'd be foolish not to… he's certainly with kicking the tires for"
— 3HL (@3HL1045) January 18, 2021
Vols fans seem to have forgotten about Lane Kiffin leaving them high and dry, and have joined in on the thought of a Lane Kiffin reunion.
January 30, 2021.
No. 4 Tennessee leads No. 8 Kansas 34-21 at halftime.
“Coming Home” by Dirty Money and Skylar Grey begins to play over the Thompson-Boling Arena loudspeakers.
University of Tennessee head football coach Lane Kiffin emerges from the tunnel.
— Big T (@ConnerHKnapp) January 18, 2021
I know a lot of y’all hate him, but he would win games here, and I think you know that.
IMO, Kiffin would be a freaking home run. Let go of the past, y’all.
— John Dunn (@JxhnDunn) January 18, 2021
@Lane_Kiffin come home to Tennessee. Drinks on me…
— SmokyMtnRed (@JAtchley8O) January 19, 2021
Guess at Tennessee’s top 4 on the coaches search board in no particular order
— Justin Lawson (@CoachLawson16) January 18, 2021
I’m going to tweet you everyday until you come back to Tennessee @Lane_Kiffin
— Travis Clark (@TravisClark25) January 19, 2021
@Lane_Kiffin For the love of God, please come home. Tennessee needs you.
— Life of a Vol (@DavysCornInAJar) January 18, 2021
Might as well go ahead and finish off this 30 for 30 in style.
— Talkin'VAWLS Podcast (@TalkinVAWLS_pod) January 18, 2021
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Yeah, I don’t think there’s any chance in the world that Lane Kiffin returns to Tennessee. It’s also a little funny to be calling for a guy to “come home” after he literally only spent a year there. Even Lane thinks the whole idea is hilarious.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) January 14, 2021
Lane Kiffin took over the Ole Miss program prior to last season, and went 4-5 while winning their bowl game against Indiana.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Lane Kiffin leave Ole Miss if he gets a better job, but Tennessee just isn’t it. Dream on Vols fans.