The former Tennessee coach was asked by a fan if he had any old Vols gear laying around. The reason? An attempt to lure Jon Gruden to Knoxville.
@Lane_Kiffin do you have any old Tennessee shirts or caps left? I’m putting together a collection of UT gear to sweeten the pot to convince Jon Gruden to come to UT. (Maybe this would smooth over the bad feeling if you help us get Gruden)
— Glenn Smith (@MoonDogSpeaks) November 17, 2017
Kiffin, of course, obliged:
Yes I do. I'll send u them. Address?? https://t.co/jNzefrOLtz
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 17, 2017
It’s likely that Kiffin is just trying to get a laugh here. Why would he still have Tennessee gear from his one year on the job in 2009? Considering that he’s moved across the country at least three different times since then, it seems unlikely.
It also wouldn’t be the first time for Kiffin to troll Tennessee fans about getting Gruden — it wouldn’t even be the first time he did so on Friday.
The original fan, whose Twitter feed is covered with hopes of landing Gruden, has yet to respond with an address for Kiffin to use.