‘Lane Kiffin Sewage Center’ Vol Fan Files to Rename Water Treatment Facility
Some Tennessee fans aren’t happy about the way Lane Kiffin left the University. But one Vol fan wants to pay tribute to the former head coach by naming a Knoxville facility in his honor.
The University of Tennessee has a history of naming buildings and streets after former greats. Neyland Stadium, Peyton Manning Pass, and Phillip Fulmer Way are examples.
Knoxville attorney Drew McElroy has filed paperwork with the Knoxville City Council’s Public Properties and Facilities Naming Committee to rename a waste water treatment plant on Neyland Drive the “Lane Kiffin Sewage Center.”
McElroy said after driving down Neyland Drive and seeing all the history, it hit him. Renaming the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant would be the best way to let Kiffin know he understands why the coach left.
He told Knoxville’s NBC affiliate WBIR, “We don’t have to rename the entire facility after him, just a part of it,” he said.
McElroy conceded just a cesspool at the facility would be enough to satisfy him.
On the application, MCElroy states the requested name change is “to honor our recently departed head coach and raise awareness of the good work done by the Knoxville Utilities Board.”
“I think it’d be very fitting. He’s definitely garbage,” UT Student Paul Mills said.