Lane Kiffin clearly had a blast beating Tennessee in Knoxville return

Lane Kiffin’s return to Knoxville was one of the most anticipated storylines coming into Week 9.

The former Tennessee head coach and current Alabama offensive coordinator left the Vols on terrible terms — it was so bad that even his mother said she was concerned about his safety this week.

Kiffin did need four police officers to escort him from the bus when the Tide pulled up to Neyland Stadium, but otherwise his return couldn’t have gone much better.

Alabama’s offense was too much for Tennessee, as the Tide beat the Vols 34-20 despite not playing their best.

On Bama’s first play, Amari Cooper took a pass 80 yards to the house, and Kiffin was so excited that he ran with Cooper down the sideline for a few yards.

Later, cameras showed Kiffin giving an exploding fist-pound to QB Blake Sims.

It’s clear Kiffin could hardly contain his joy, and who can blame him?

The guy can certainly call plays, and Tennessee had absolutely no answer for the man Vols fans love to hate.