FAU head coach Lane Kiffin likes to have fun on Twitter. His latest tweet will surely be making the rounds Wednesday afternoon.
Kiffin’s program announced that in 2021, it will head to Gainesville to take on the Gators on the road. After announcing the news, Kiffin was asked if he has a prediction for this Saturday’s game for Florida.
Kiffin, who coached at Tennessee for one season, said he’s taking the Vols to pull off a stunner and upset the Gators. He’s taking Tennessee to win the game, 24-23.
Kiffin has a complicated relationship with Tennessee, so it’s hard to know if he’s really calling for the upset or if he’s just sucking up to Vols fans. Either way, it would be a historic upset given how Tennessee has looked so far this year.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) September 18, 2019
Kiffin coached at Tennessee in 2009, but promptly left for USC once he was offered the head coaching job by the Trojans. He lasted at USC until the middle of the 2013 season.
Kiffin returned to coaching as an assistant at Alabama in 2014. In 2017, he left to become FAU’s head coach.
Tennessee lost its season-opener to Georgia State and then blew a lead against BYU to fall to 0-2 to start the season. They rebounded with a 45-0 win over Chattanooga last week.
Florida is a 14-point favorite at the moment. We’ll see if Kiffin winds up being right.