Worlds are colliding in the state of Tennessee this week. With election season upon us and Lane Kiffin making his triumphant return to Neyland Stadium as Alabama's offensive coordinator, Republican Eddie Smith compared his opponent for the 13th House District, Democratic Representative Gloria Johnson to the former Tennessee head coach.
“Like Lane Kiffin, who made a lot of big promises to Tennesseans, Gloria Johnson went to Nashville claiming she was going to reform health care and create jobs. And like Lane Kiffin, Gloria Johnson didn’t live up to her word.”
That is an absolutely enormous stretch used for the sole purpose of pandering to Knoxvillians' love for Volunteer football, but you've got to play to your audience, right?