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Rebels’ Kiffin had objects thrown at him after win over Tennessee

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Lane Kiffin was once the Tennessee Volunteers head coach. He had an abrupt departure as he went on to seek employment with the USC Trojans.

Following the Volunteers’ loss to Kiffin’s Ole Miss Rebels, things turned ugly at Neyland Stadium. Fans began throwing things onto the field.

Ole Miss Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin looks on before the game against the Tennessee Volunteers
Lane Kiffin looks on before the game against the Tennessee Volunteers (Photo by Bryan Lynn/USA Today Sports)

Fans were not pleased with a call late in the game. With a 4th and 24, Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker completed a pass to Jacob Warren for a 23-yard gain.

The call went under official review with 54 seconds remaining in the contest. Following the review, the officials ruled that Warren was short of reaching the first down.

The angry fans then began throwing items onto the field. As Kiffin was walking off the field, he was nearly hit with an object.

Then, when he was in the tunnel with police officers surrounding him, several more objects were thrown at him.

The Volunteers should investigate this black eye for the sport. And punish the fans involved. If Tennessee refuses to act against these fans, the Southeastern Conference must do something.

The 46-year-old led the Volunteers for the 2009 season. He then spent several seasons leading the Trojans from 2010 through 2013.

With the Volunteers, Kiffin guided the team to a 7-6 mark.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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