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Lane Kiffin back to being Lane Kiffin

It took a couple of weeks after Tennessee's dismantling of UGA, but Lane Kiffin finally has done something to remind everyone that yes, he's Lane Kiffin. Seems that Kiffin thought it'd be a neat idea to see if The Vols could wear their frosted orange home jerseys when they play Alabama in Tuscaloosa this weekend. Needless to say, Alabama shot that idea down pretty quick.
Kiffin probably should've though this genius idea out a little before he opened his mouth. It's hard to think that he he didn't know the reasons why 'Bama fans probably hate Tennessee more than any team outside of Alabama Polytechnic Auburn.
It has a little to do with Kiffin's predecessor Phil Fulmer ratting out Alabama in an NCAA investigation of recruiting violations in 2000 (someone at 'Bama forgot that you can't pay recruits to come play for their school. That or they just didn't give a darn). It was a pretty nasty and complicated affair, and led to a lot of hate for Fulmer. (I'm surprised that The Alabama legislature hasn't made the anniversary of Fulmer's Nov. 4, 2008 resignation/firing a state holiday yet).
Did Kiffin really think that Alabama was going to take the idea of the Vols wearing their home jerseys seriously? Just because he's not fat and named Fulmer doesn't mean 'Bama's hatred for the Vols has lessened any. In many ways it could be argued that Kiffin's antics in the off season made things worse.
Tennessee's overachieving this year (if you can call 3-3 overachieving), staying competitive in the team's three losses. But this far from the Vols of the days of Peyton Manning. Kiffin should be more worried about how well the Vols play, as opposed to how they're dressed.

(via The Sporting Blog and Volunteer TV)

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It took a couple of weeks after Tennessee's dismantling of UGA, but Lane Kiffin finally has done something to remind everyone that yes, he's Lane Kiffin. Seems that Kiffin thought it'd be a neat idea to see if The Vols could wear their frosted orange home jerseys when they play Alabama in Tuscaloosa this weekend. Needless to say, Alabama shot that idea down pretty quick.
Kiffin probably should've though this genius idea out a little before he opened his mouth. It's hard to think that he he didn't know the reasons why 'Bama fans probably hate Tennessee more than any team outside of Alabama Polytechnic Auburn.
It has a little to do with Kiffin's predecessor Phil Fulmer ratting out Alabama in an NCAA investigation of recruiting violations in 2000 (someone at 'Bama forgot that you can't pay recruits to come play for their school. That or they just didn't give a darn). It was a pretty nasty and complicated affair, and led to a lot of hate for Fulmer. (I'm surprised that The Alabama legislature hasn't made the anniversary of Fulmer's Nov. 4, 2008 resignation/firing a state holiday yet).
Did Kiffin really think that Alabama was going to take the idea of the Vols wearing their home jerseys seriously? Just because he's not fat and named Fulmer doesn't mean 'Bama's hatred for the Vols has lessened any. In many ways it could be argued that Kiffin's antics in the off season made things worse.
Tennessee's overachieving this year (if you can call 3-3 overachieving), staying competitive in the team's three losses. But this far from the Vols of the days of Peyton Manning. Kiffin should be more worried about how well the Vols play, as opposed to how they're dressed.

(via The Sporting Blog and Volunteer TV)


Posted originally: 2009-10-20 10:12:00
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