An ESPN reporter had former Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin on his podcast, and while discussing the time Kiffin returned to Knoxville as the offensive coordinator at Alabama, the current FAU coach dropped an interesting story. Kiffin revealed that local security recommended he wear a bulletproof vest to ensure his safety.
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) June 20, 2018
“It’s crazy. They were literally talking about like — from the bus in — a bulletproof vest. I’m like, ‘Come on, guys. This is football.’ They said, ‘No, really.’ They had security with me the whole way, even walking on the field and stuff like that,” he said. “I’m just like ‘I’m not wearing a vest, guys. All right?’ That’s a little bit over the top. It was all in fun. There was a lot of mean words said — four-letter words. That speaks of Tennessee’s fans, just how passionate they are. I think Phillip Fulmer said it the other day, ‘We have the most passionate fans in the country.’”
Lane KIffin is the kind of guy you want to punch. Shoot? Nah, but always better to be safe than sorry.