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Erik Ainge Leaks Private Conversation With Lane Kiffin

Tennessee fans cheer in support during a game.

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 16: Fans have painted their bodies in support of the University of Tennessee Volunteers during the game against the University of Florida Gators on September 16, 2006 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Gators won 21-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

This is really weird.

Former Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge missed playing for Lane Kiffin. He graduated from Tennessee in 2008--2007 was his final season--and Kiffin arrived in 2009.

However, Ainge, who is currently a radio host, kept up with Kiffin's one-year tenure, and he's apparently not a big fan of him.

The 31-year-old Ainge publicly shared this bizarre Twitter DM exchange with Kiffin, which begins with him telling the coach "you suck" and that he never wants him to come back to Tennessee. Kiffin responds in typical Kiffin fashion.

So Ainge came at Kiffin, then lathered on some praise and apologized for being childish, then leaked this conversation to try and illustrate Kiffin doesn't want to come back.

This truly is the most bizarre coaching search of all-time.