Lane Kiffin Is Five Years Younger on Twitter

I love Lane Kiffin because so many of the things he does are ridiculous. 

Such as today when he decided to Tweet an article saying that many of the top players in the state of Tennessee are leaving the state. The move, which was likely connected to Alabama and Tennessee’s recruiting war over top lineman Trey Smith, drove Vol fans insane. 

And one of them sent me this message, which is too perfect. 

Lane Kiffin lists his age as five years younger than he actually is on his Twitter bio. 

Kiffin was born on May 9, 1975 according to Wikipedia, but his Twitter bio has him as being born May 9, 1980. Now Wikipedia isn’t always perfect so it’s probably worth recollecting that Kiffin, who was hired by the Raiders on January 23rd, 2007, was announced as the youngest coach in NFL history at that time: Kiffin was 31 years and eight months old. That was nearly a decade ago. Assuming normal rates of aging — i.e. Kiffin has not discovered a way to only age five years over a ten year period — that would mean that Kiffin is now 41 years old. 

This also dovetails with Kiffin’s official Alabama site bio which states: “At 31, he was the youngest head coach in the NFL’s modern era.” The bio later states: “Kiffin graduated from Fresno State in 1998 after playing quarterback for three seasons (1994-96) for the Bulldogs. He began his coaching career as a student assistant at Fresno State under Pat Hill in 1997 and 1998.”

Unless Lane Kiffin played quarterback for Pat Hill at 14 years old and was hired as a student assistant at 17 years old, Kiffin’s Twitter bio age is clearly incorrect. 

Why would Kiffin be claiming to be younger than he actually is? Well, he just got divorced. And Joey Freshwater may well believe that saying he’s 36 years old is more attractive to women than being 41. 

Yep, this really is the perfect Lane Kiffin story. 


Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.