For Pete's Sake

Lane Kiffin expertly trolls Tennessee about its troubles finding a football coach

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin.
Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin. The Associated Press

Lane Kiffin coached Tennessee for just one memorable season in 2009, and he is having fun at the school’s troubled search for a new football coach.

On Sunday, the Volunteers were poised to hire Greg Schiano, but a backlash from boosters and fans scuttled those plans. On Monday, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy reportedly turned down a six-year, $42 million offer from Tennessee.

On Wednesday, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that it said could reach the United States.

So Kiffin, who is now the coach at Florida Atlantic, blended the these elements into one photo that trolled Tennessee. It was a photoshop picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Volunteers colors with the message: “BREAKING NEWS: Kim Jung Un has turned down the Tennessee job.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) <a href="">November 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>


It’s not the first time Kiffin has had fun at Tennessee’s expense since he left Knoxville to become Southern California’s coach. SB Nation took a look at Kiffin’s past work in a post in last year.

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