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Lane Kiffin Named A Candidate For The Tennessee Job

A picture of Lane Kiffin wearing a white Alabama windbreaker.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 15: Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin of the Alabama Crimson Tide works out during pregame warmups prior to facing the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Should the Volunteers actually consider the former head coach?

CBS Sports' Barrett Sallee published his list of potential Tennessee head coaching candidates earlier today.

Included on that list: Lane Kiffin.

He's serious, too.

No, this is not meant to be an attempt at a troll. It's an attempt to talk some sense into the folks at Rocky Top.

Get over the burn you still feel from Kiffin's one year in 2009, and at least consider him.

Sure, the NCAA issues he left behind, the abrupt nature in which he departed and his brash -- and sometimes overwhelming -- personality was a lot to deal with then, but there's no doubt that he's matured as a head coach now.

He has FAU at 6-0 in Conference USA and 7-3 overall, and has proven not only through his time in Boca Raton this year but as Alabama's offensive coordinator from 2014-16 that he's an offensive genius.

Kiffin, in all likelihood, will not be considered, as at least part of the fan base would riot. But the FAU head coach probably will be getting a bigger job sometime soon.