Skip to content

New Kiffin 'tribute' song burning up the charts

It goes without saying that Lane Kiffin is not exactly Mr. Popular in Knoxville these days.

However, he does still have his pockets of supporters, as evidenced by the video that will follow.

Sung to the tune of a Soul Asylum- hit, “Runaway Lane” is a little ditty that embraces all that was good and righteous about the 14-month Kiffin Era with the Volunteers.  At least I think it does.  Either that or it drags his name even further into the mud.  One of the two.

I will say one thing that I know for certain about this montage: the Photoshop job that accompanies the lines “had no chance against Urban and Saban…” and “ran away from Urban and Saban…” is something that will forever be burned into the far reaches of my mind, the very places I’m scared to go to in the first place.

Oh, and the kid-on-the-tricycle scene is exceptionally well done as well.  I smell an Oscar for editing and/or cinematography.

Anyway, enjoy…

(Writer’s note: Edited to give the proper credit to Soul Asylum.  Apparently, I was not a big fan of that group.  Or Tom Petty either.)

Permalink 0 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Pac-12 Conference, Rumor Mill, Southeastern Conference, Tennessee Volunteers, USC Trojans
Respond to “New Kiffin 'tribute' song burning up the charts”
  1. hrudey says: Jan 22, 2010 5:53 PM

    It was Soul Asylum, not Tom Petty (or Dave Shula, for that matter).

  2. John Taylor says: Jan 22, 2010 5:59 PM

    Didn’t Tom Petty sing a song called “Runaway Train”?

  3. hrudey says: Jan 22, 2010 6:03 PM

    He did a song with a similar name (Runaway Trains) but this one is definitely based on the Soul Asylum song.

  4. Mike Z says: Jan 22, 2010 6:17 PM

    This gets 4 out of 4 stars!
    Great job.

  5. John Taylor says: Jan 22, 2010 6:20 PM

    Can you tell I was never a big Soul Asylum fan? Or Tom Petty, for that matter. Thanks for the heads up.

  6. Deb says: Jan 22, 2010 6:23 PM

    Definitely Soul Asylum, John. Love that song!! (The original, I mean.) Yes, Petty did a number called “Runaway Train,” too–totally different song.
    This video is brilliant!!! Made my day!!! ROFL
    The Vikes should get these guys to come up with a fight song for them. Prince and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir were having an off day.

  7. brasho says: Jan 22, 2010 7:10 PM

    That was… AWESOME!

  8. pk34 says: Jan 22, 2010 7:34 PM

    Great video!

  9. undersated says: Jan 22, 2010 7:35 PM

    Amazing video. Feeling sorry for Monte. And Lane will be crying all the way to a PAC-10 title and a BCS game.
    oh yeah, one more thing, UT sucks!! Go Gators!!!

  10. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 22, 2010 7:50 PM

    Is this what they do down south? Make up retarded songs because their coach left the Vols for a better football school. Must be boring eating crow & raccoon all the time.

  11. Deb says: Jan 22, 2010 8:34 PM

    @Ross’sSweetMinus …
    Why we do a lot of things down south, honey. We enjoy wonderful weather, beautiful landscapes, and well-mannered people. We in the SEC–Florida, Tennessee, and especially Alabama with its 13 championships–spend a lot of time shining all our plaques and trophies. At least once a day, we shake our heads at one another wondering why all those Yankees who find the South so unappealing don’t just stay in their dirty, overcrowded, polluted Northern cities. We’d be more than thrilled if yinz and youse would leave the crow and racoon to us and stick to dining on your sewer rats.
    And then when we’re finished with all that, we fall on the floor laughing at the fools at that “better football school” who couldn’t do any better for themselves than Little Lanie Kiffin.

  12. CoffinOfChaos says: Jan 22, 2010 10:44 PM

    Why gosh darn Deb! Is you sayin’ you got some coon for eatin’? I’ll be over just soon as I bag some crow from over yonder. Have to stop by Wal-Mart to git me some ammo.
    For dessert I’ll bring my knowledge of college football so we can discuss such moronic statements as, “their coach left the Vols for a better football school” in reference to the South.
    Ross’sSweetMinus, you are a moron. The Vols represent Tennessee and Tennessee alone. You can stop assuming that because they play in the south that anyone else in the region truly gives a crap that they just got screwed by Kiffin. With that being said however, I’d pit any Vol fan over a USC fan any day. Mostly because like every team in L.A. they don’t have real fans. Nobody in L.A. is from L.A. and most people go to their games to hang out and be seen. Not follow a team they have a die hard passion for. “Fans” of USC have never seen fanaticism like that given by a UT fan. With that being said, they may win championships because its easy to recruit guys who want to be superstars before they’ve ever actually done anything but USC is not and will not EVER be “a better football school” than UT or any (southern) school for that matter.

  13. Pier588 says: Jan 23, 2010 9:57 AM

    Now THAT was funny – and Lane’s head on the Trojan horse’s A$$ at the end was classic not to mention the re-worked USC team logo on the 50 yard line.
    And Saben and Urban’s heads on those cheerleaders was a riot.
    What would be even funnier would be somethng similar done with the original “team checker jumper” – Nick “no loyalty to anyone” Saban. A similar video following his lame career starting with his dissing of Michigan State and working forward would be an instant hit every where “Nick the Dick” has ever coached – except ‘Bama. At least for now – beware Tide fans – “Nick the Dick” will drop you like a hot potato if he perceives “any” greener pastures ahead (or his wife can’t handle her social responsibilities in the big leagues – aka. their stint in Miami).

  14. Deb says: Jan 23, 2010 11:11 AM

    @Pier588 …
    Did you just say “or his wife can’t handle her social responsibilities”???
    Did you just time warp from the 1800s???
    Since when do NFL coaches wives have “social responsibilities” they have to handle in order for their husbands to do their jobs? You never hear about the wives of NFL coaches doing anything. On the other hand, college coaches wives–especially in the SEC–are usually involved in a lot of social activities with the university and the students … and by all accounts, Saban’s wife is handling them quite well. But those activities are by choice. In 2010, women aren’t “responsible” for handling anything related to their husband’s careers.

  15. Deb says: Jan 23, 2010 11:57 AM

    @CoffinofChaos …
    Come on over!! As you know, we don’t really eat crow and racoon, but when comp’ny’s comin’, I make killer cornbread dressing, red velvet cake, honey yams, baked ham, and all those other ooey-gooey Southern favorites! I’ll pop on the Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash collection and we can sit on the porch barefoot in this lovely 78-degree weather and talk SEC football :-)

  16. ochentacinco says: Jan 23, 2010 2:56 PM

    I think Kiffy just changed his kids name from Knox to LAX

  17. gator_prof says: Jan 23, 2010 3:40 PM

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…
    If I was Lane Kiffin, I would leave too. He was never going to do much in the SEC…too tough, too many great coaches, and he would wear out his welcome with UT quickly.
    UT will rise again. It is too proud of a program with too much investment in facilities and too strong of a fan base to be down for long. I don’t know if they will rebound like Bama did, but they will be better off with Laney running away.

  18. Pier588 says: Jan 24, 2010 11:23 AM

    Deb – yes I did say “or his wife can’t handle her social responsibilities” and I stick by it.
    The Dolphins (a pro football team) where players are on the team because its their “job” were not interested in the head coach’s wife being their “team mom” or “den mother” like she was and is with the college teams “Nick the Dick” coached.
    She missed the college game because the pro’s didn’t want what she brought to the table, not to mention Nick $ucked as a pro coach. So Terry cast the deciding vote to diss yet another program so the Sabans could go for the money and Terry could regain her rightful role with a college team as the coach’s wife. The Dolphin team situation as well as the south Florida scene and lifestyle were not what she was used to coming from West “By God” Virginia and all of those other small towns where “Nick the Dick” happened to land after dissing yet another team/program in his quest for money, money, money.
    Now that he has the national title with ‘Bama – look for “Nick the Dick’s” a$$ to start itching for a new team. When that happens – and it will – you will join the likes of myself and others from MSU, LSU, Toledo and probably several Dolphin fans (even tho he was a looser there) in calling him “Nick the Dick”.
    Saban and Lane Kiffin are cut from the same mold -the one that has no honor or loyalty – cause its all about me, me, me and money, money, money. Prior to hiring Saban ‘Bama had was comparable to the NY Yankees – they were so desparate for a national title they were willing to sell their souls to get it – even if it meant getting in bed with one of CFB’s versions of the Devil – “Nick the Dick” Saban.
    For more insight on Terry Saban controlling Nick’s decisions and wanting to be the “team mom” or “den mother” here’s an extract from a Tide article:
    “Saban dismissed speculation that he changed jobs because his family was unhappy with the South Florida lifestyle. He said the real issue was college vs. the NFL, and pointed to the ovation his wife and daughter received at Thursday’s news conference as a prime example of why he prefers the college game.
    “I’ve got a family, I’ve got a wife and people that need to be happy,” Saban said. “It affects everyone. Just in what you witnessed today, how certain people in my family are involved … you’ve never seen that down there, right? Right.
    “These people are not like pro fans. This is their school. It’s their pride and joy — it ain’t like Dolphin Stadium, I can tell you that.”
    From: http://www.tidefans.com/forums/football/98400-after-three-years-press-treats-coach-saban-little-different.html

  19. Deb says: Jan 24, 2010 4:06 PM

    @Pier588 …
    Yes, a big part of the reason Saban left the Dolphins was because Terry missed the college lifestyle. She was unhappy in South Florida (Who could blame her? I’m a native Floridian and NO amount of $$$ would make me live in Miami). All true, Pier.
    But in your first post, you didn’t say he left because his wife didn’t like it. You said he left because she couldn’t “handle her social responsibilities.” I simply said the wives of NFL coaches don’t have significant social responsibilities. And no woman HAS to handle any duty connected to her husband’s career unless she chooses. My complaint was with the implied sexism of your statement. I wasn’t defending Saban. He’s not beloved by the places he’s left. I get that.
    Long story short, after Stallings, we hired a bunch of dipsticks pushed by boosters who wanted coaches they could control. They didn’t want a Nick Saban because they can’t run him. After Shula, they finally got outvoted. We didn’t sell our souls. We hired a top-tier coach–which we should have done years ago. You get what you pay for. He earns it.
    Don’t know about his time at Michigan St., but LSU should kiss the ground he walks on. He brought them their first national championship and recruited the class that won their second. Les “who told him to spike it?” Miles proved this year he couldn’t find his way out of the bathroom without help. I’m a Steelers fan. No matter where Bill Cowher ends up, do you think I’d burn him in effigy? A coach that won us a Super Bowl? Are you kidding? What stupid ingrates.
    I wasn’t impressed w/Nick at Miami, but if you look at the record, he made some positive strides there. Some coaches are better suited to college. And if Wayne Huizenga (then the Dolphins’ owner) wasn’t pissed with him–and he wasn’t–then no one else should be.
    Yes, he’ll leave Bama at some point. Coaches come and go. But he’ll leave us with at least one NC trophy and our first Heisman. I’ll have no complaints.

  20. jim says: Jan 25, 2010 1:40 AM

    His wife had been wanting to leave Knoxville since they moved there. She thought all the businesses wanted to get rid of Kiffin cause everywhere she went she saw “Fire Lane” signs.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!