LANE KIFFIN LEAVES FOR USC; TENNESSEE DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY!!
At about 7:45 Central time tonight, news broke that football coach Lane Kiffin decided to leave the University of Tennessee after one season in a six-year deal to take over as head coach at at the University of Southern California. By 9 p.m., Tennessee was under a state of emergency. People were told to clear the streets immediately and return to their homes. Here is a scene from some of the panic.
OK, so it was only a broken water line. But on the night that Tennessee’s football coach unexpectedly ditches the program — just a few weeks before signing day — we have video of the citizens of Memphis streaming out of FedExForum due to of an emergency evacuation during a basketball game against a Southern Cal team. You just can’t make this stuff up.
If you want to hear from people who really think the sky is falling over Tennessee, hit up the Vol message boards. Those people are running the emotional gamut and it’s good for a laugh.