Back at it again, Lane.
Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin rarely misses a chance to take a shot at his former employer, Tennessee.
So he couldn’t resist getting on Vols fans’ nerves when he saw an opportunity. He took a picture of a highway sign — the obvious point of interest being Knoxville — posted it to his Twitter and captioned it “#RTR16”.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) April 22, 2016
Whether Kiffin was simply hyping up the 2016 season or boasting Alabama’s 16 claimed national titles is uncertain. But Tennessee fans likely won’t like either interpretation.
Kiffin’s brief history with the Tennessee program has been well documented. After winning seven games as a first-year coach with the Vols in 2009, Kiffin infamously resigned in January 2010 to bolt for the same position at Southern Cal. Kiffin’s departure led to some students rioting on the Tennessee campus.
His tenure with the Trojans lasted into 2013 before he was fired five games into his fourth year at the helm. He posted a 28-15 record at Southern Cal.
His firing paved the way for Kiffin to take his current job as the Alabama offensive coordinator in January 2014. Years later, Kiffin’s 2010 departure still leaves a bad taste in the mouths of many Tennessee supporters.
Not that either side desires to make up, but this certainly won’t help.