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#pounditMonday, February 6, 2023

Lane Kiffin does his best to rile up LSU fans

Lane Kiffin

Lane Kiffin is probably a bigger troll than any head coach in college football, and LSU fans are his latest target.

In an appearance on “Off the Bench” on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge this week, Kiffin was asked about a 2014 game when Alabama pulled off an overtime win against LSU at Tiger Stadium. Kiffin, who was an offensive assistant with the Crimson Tide at the time, said a lack of crowd noise made the victory possible.

“It’s because Tiger Stadium wasn’t loud enough,” he said, as transcribed by Matt Moscona of Gridiron Now. “We were able to whistle from the sidelines and audible to the pick play — I mean rub play, not pick play — to score down there in the end zone.”

Alabama tied the game at 13-13 with a field goal at the end of OT and went on to win on a six-yard touchdown pass from Blake Sims to DeAndrew White. As Kiffin remembers it, Alabama was able to change the play because crowd noise wasn’t a factor.

“C’mon Tiger fans. You gotta be a little louder,” he added. “I thought it was supposed to be loud there at night. Night games in Baton Rouge are supposed to be tough or something.”

Kiffin, of course, is now coaching at Florida Atlantic, so he won’t have to worry about interacting with LSU fans in the near future. As Nick Saban could tell you, Kiffin never passes up an opportunity to take a swipe at someone.

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