He was asking for the tiniest of favors, he thought. Surely no one would mind.
Alabama denied a request by Tennessee to wear its home orange jerseys on the road against the Tide, Volunteers coach Lane Kiffin said Monday evening.
“In talking with some people in the offseason about the history here and both teams wearing the home jersey, I thought it would be something that would be really neat for our fans and for their fans,” Kiffin said. “We were approved by the SEC, and Alabama denied us that.”
I have no doubt that every Alabama fan with a pulse is deeply appreciative of Junior’s thoughtfulness.
Maybe the Laner should pick up the phone and lobby Nick Saban personally. Even better, maybe he could have Lance Thompson call his former boss. I hear Thompson is a fantastic people person. He could probably smooth over this little unpleasantness.
The University of Tennessee made the hiring of former Alabama football assistant coach official Saturday with an announcement that new head coach Lane Kiffin had completed his coaching staff.
Thompson will coach linebackers at Tennessee.
Kiffin released a statement on his new staff that seemed to take a shot at Alabama, among other schools.
“To be able to take South Carolina’s recruiting coordinator, Mississippi State’s recruiting coordinator, Alabama’s best recruiter and Auburn’s best recruiter over the past 10 years was a great accomplishment for us,” Kiffin said…
Seriously, Junior can’t be that tone deaf, can he? Does Nick Saban really strike him as a forgive and forget kind of guy concerning matters like this?
This is beginning to smell like a dangerous trap game for Alabama. The Tide had better be careful, else Kiffin leaves Tuscaloosa with his second moral victory of the season.