No this is not a joke. However, it is VERY funny. Tennessee fan, Drew McElroy, is seeking to have the city’s waste water treatment plant named the “Lane Kiffin Sewage Center,” according to a story by WBIR-TV in Knoxville.
“It dawned on me – Lane Kiffin told us that he hoped the fans would understand. I thought ‘Well, naming the wastewater plant for him would let him know, I think very clearly, we do understand,’” McElroy, an attorney in Knoxville, said.
McElroy wrote a check in the amount of $261 to cover the application fee. On the application he stated “to honor our recently departed coach and raise awareness of the good work done by our Knoxville Utility Board.”
This is why I love sports and fandom so much. Nice work Drew!!
Lane Kiffin resigned from his position as head coach of Tennessee to accept the same position at USC. Kiffin’s lone season at Tennessee resulted in numerous minor NCAA violations, player arrests, and a 7-6 record.