Ole Miss Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin seems to start every day with the Tennessee Vols on his mind.

Monday was no exception.

The former Vols head coach was up early on Monday and one of the first things he did — at 4:08 AM CT — was send a good luck tweet to Tennessee football.

https://twitter.com/Lane_Kiffin/status/1564178124841132033?s=20&t=mEWsSUPjRgseqCDlAnMScg

There’s no doubt that Kiffin still has a lot of love for the Volunteers, despite ditching the program in early 2010 after just 14 months as Tennessee’s head coach.

I don’t know how Kiffin feels deep down about that decision — he’s suggested publicly that he has no regrets — but I think it’s clear from the way he talks about the Vols constantly that Knoxville made quite an impact on him.

Of course, that’s not a surprise — East Tennessee seems to have that effect on most folks.

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