The former Tennessee coach is having fun on Twitter at the expense of the Vols lately
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Lane Kiffin went there.
The former Tennessee coach — and current Florida Atlantic coach — trolled Tennessee fans with a picture of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Tennessee gear, captioned “BREAKING: Kim Jong Un has turned down the Tennessee job.”
The Vols and athletic director John Currie remain in the search for a new coach after a rough week to say the least. The job has reportedly been turned down by at least three candidates in the past four days now.
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The joke regarding Kim Jong Un surfaced Tuesday night when North Korea said it had an announcement — news that came shortly after Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy turned down the Vols.
Since then, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said he also had dialogue with UT, but no deal was in place to bring him to Knoxville.
Those two false starts follow on the heels of Sunday’s embarrassing almost-hire of Greg Schiano, which fell apart amid furor from fans, politicians and local businesses.
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