It has been nine days since Lane Kiffin announced he was leaving Tennessee for USC, but Volunteer fans are not ready to let it go. A look at some of their creative work that is making the rounds in cyberspace.
A Knoxville attorney has filed paperwork with the City Council's Public Properties and Facilities Naming Committee to rename a wastewater treatment plant the "Lane Kiffin Sewage Center."
Drew McElroy says he wrote the $262 check for the application fee and mailed it to the City Council's Clerk last week.
"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 said. "We want to memorialize his stay here, and I think this would be doing it appropriately."
He added: "We don't have to rename the entire facility after him, just a part of it."
Update: The deal with David Cutcliffe fell through and Tennessee is expected to hire Derek Dooley of Louisiana Tech.
David Cutcliffe, who was an assistant at Tennessee from 1983-98 and 2006-07, is Tennessee's likely choice as its new coach, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Cutcliffe, 55, has spent the past two seasons at Duke, leading the Blue Devils to records of 4-8 and 5-7. Before his arrival, Duke was the worst program in a Bowl Championship Series conference for a 10-year span, with only 13 victories over Division I-A teams.
Cutcliffe was Mississippi's coach from 1998-2004, going 44-29. The Rebels played in five bowl games, winning four.
He has a reputation for developing quarterbacks, having coached Heath Shuler, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning and Erik Ainge.